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Bassett Healthcare Network announces COO, other members of network’s leadership team

By Eric Reinhardt (


Jeff Joyner (Photo credit: Bassett Healthcare Network)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The president of A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta now has additional responsibilities as the senior VP and COO of the entire Bassett Healthcare Network.

Jeff Joyner has served as president of A.O. Fox since 2015. He will remain involved in the leadership of A.O. Fox Hospital as part of his broader responsibilities and officially started working in his new role on Aug. 31, Bassett announced in a news release.

Joyner is among the first appointments of Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network, to the new network leadership team.

The group is described as “individuals who will work in various capacities to propel the network toward full integration, optimize core solutions, and position Bassett as a national player in health care delivery.”

Besides Joyner, Ibrahim’s appointments to the leadership team include Lisa Betrus, senior VP, chief strategy, and transformation officer; Cailin Purcell, VP, chief of staff; and, Michael Thompson, VP, systems improvement.

About Joyner

In his role as senior VP and COO for Bassett Healthcare Network, Joyner will serve as the executive responsible for network hospital operations, system support services, and all integration efforts.

Prior to his tenure at A.O. Fox Hospital, Joyner held executive-leadership positions in several organizations, including system VP of operations at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in New Jersey; VP of professional services at Sibley Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins Medicine; and VP of patient support services at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, Maryland.

He holds a master’s degree in health-care administration and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Besides his work as a health-care executive, Joyner is also former member of the Maine State Legislature, having served two terms from 1993 to 1997, per the Bassett news release.


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