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Bassett Healthcare Network names new president and CEO

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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Bassett Healthcare Network has chosen New Jersey native Dr. Tommy Ibrahim as its next president and CEO. (Photo credit: Bassett Healthcare Network)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Bassett Healthcare Network has announced a new president and CEO.

Dr. Tommy Ibrahim is expected to begin his tenure in this role in mid- to late-July, Douglas Hastings, chairman of the Cooperstown–based Bassett Healthcare Network board of directors, announced Tuesday.

Dr. Ibrahim has held leadership positions within the health-care industry for the past 14 years, most recently serving as executive VP and chief physician executive for Integris Health System, the largest nonprofit and state-owned health-care system in Oklahoma.

Ibrahim will assume the duties that Dr. William Streck is currently handling at Bassett.

Streck returned to the organization to assume the role of president and CEO in April 2018, following the decision by then-CEO Dr. Vance Brown to step down to pursue opportunities outside of Bassett, Karen Huxtable, public & media relations director for the Bassett Healthcare Network, tells CNYBJ.

Streck had previously served as Bassett’s president and CEO between 1984 and 2014. He then joined the Healthcare Association of New York State as chief medical and health systems innovation officer before returning to Bassett to take on the interim role, Huxtable added.

About Ibrahim

“We are extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Ibrahim as the next president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network,” Hastings said. “He brings to us the experience of being the top physician leader of a large, highly-regarded health system, along with an innovative and forward-looking drive to embrace the future of health care and to advance Bassett’s mission of improving the health of our patients and the well-being of our communities. I am optimistic about that future and look forward to working closely with Dr. Ibrahim to achieve it.”

In his most recent role, held since 2017, Ibrahim was the executive leader of Integris Health System’s physician and medical staff leaders. He served as the physician executive in charge of leading the strategic direction for clinical services throughout the 19-hospital health system of owned and joint-venture assets.

Those assets included including all clinical operations, the physician enterprise, and system integration objectives. The position included “direct responsibility” for system research, graduate medical education, and medical informatics, per Bassett’s news release.

Before Integris, Ibrahim served as chief physician officer and vice president of medical affairs at Mercy Health Network in Des Moines, Iowa from 2014 to 2017, and as senior vice president and chief physician executive at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois from 2010 to 2014.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Ibrahim and his wife Marian have two children, Bassett said.

About Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, 20 school-based health centers, and two skilled-nursing facilities. Bassett Medical Center, the flagship of the health system, is a 180-bed acute care inpatient teaching hospital located in Cooperstown.

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