Bassett Healthcare Network CEO Dr. Vance Brown to resign; former CEO to return

Cooperstown, N.Y.-based Bassett Healthcare Network President and CEO Vance M. Brown, MD, is resigning April 20, and the health system named William F. Streck, MD, his successor.

Dr. Brown is stepping down from his role to "pursue opportunities outside of Bassett." He led Bassett for nearly four years, during which the health system integrated Oneonta, N.Y.-based A.O. Fox Hospital into the network and adopted a single EHR platform.

Dr. Streck previously served as Bassett president and CEO from 1984 to 2014. He most recently served as chief medical and health systems innovation officer at the Healthcare Association of New York State.

"We are fortunate now to have Dr. Streck, who is intimately familiar with Bassett and experienced in health care policy, agree to return as part of a plan to complete the network corporate restructuring initiated by Dr. Brown last year," said Ralph H. Meyer, chairman of the Bassett's board of directors.

Part of the restructuring included Dr. Brown stepping down from the president role at Cooperstown-based Bassett Medical Center. William LeCates, MD, Bassett Medical Center's vice president of medical affairs, took over as acting president. Dr. LeCates will assume the medical center president role permanently once the network CEO transition is complete.

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