Bassett Medical Center is a part of Bassett Healthcare Network, a healthcare system that strives to provide excellence in healthcare to rural communities across eight counties in central New York. Bassett Medical Center is an academic medical center that exists to offer a continuum of care for our patients in all service lines, while advancing the healthcare of rural populations through educating physicians and other healthcare professionals and pursuing health research.
The Bassett Cancer Institute operates in: Cooperstown, NY (main campus), Oneonta, NY, Herkimer, NY, Cobleskill, NY
8 Hematology/Oncology Doctors
3 Radiology/Oncology Doctors
ACOS – American College of Surgeons
ACRO – American College of Radiation Oncology
NCQA – National Committee for Quality Assurance
Pharmacy Services Staff
Pharmacy Services Staff:, Ricki Foreman, RPh, David DeSando, RPh
Christopher Manley, PharmD, Faith Fiske, RPh, Michael Daprano, PharmD, Brenda Fink, RPh, Marcia Whitbeck, PharmD, BCOP, Teri Holbrook, CPhT, Jennifer Preston, CPhT, Regina Oakes, CPhT
Services Provided: Inpatient facilities, Surgical oncology, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Pharmacy, Lung cancer screening, Clinical trials, Cancer service programs, Cancer registry
“Whole Life” support services include: Nurse navigator, Social work, Dietitian, Financial assistance, Transportation, Survivorship programs
Why did you join NCODA?
We joined NCODA to gain access to a network of “best in class” practitioners for support in continuing our education in order to enhance our patient services and care.
How did you become a member?
Through an NCODA meeting.
How did you hear about us?
How can NCODA help you?
Bassett Medical Center strives to continue researching and developing best practices for patient care and services. We believe that NCODA can provide a broader range of insight and knowledge for our providers to support our initiative to offer excellence in care for our community.
How would you like to be more involved with NCODA?
We are open to being involved in any teams working on critical pharmaceutical initiatives.
What are some challenges you face now or will face in the future?
One of our leading challenges includes guaranteeing follow up and compliance with home chemotherapy treatments, including navigating insurance restrictions and ensuring that patients understand and commit to home treatment regimes.One of our leading challenges includes guaranteeing follow up and compliance with home chemotherapy treatments, including navigating insurance restrictions and ensuring that patients understand and commit to home treatment regimes.