Bassett Healthcare Network has temporarily ended inpatient visits to all of its hospitals. This all stems from the fast-spreading Omicron variant and the desire to keep the staff and patients at all Bassett Healthcare Network hospitals safe while the virus transmission rate is still high.
As the COVID-19 virus transmission rate continues to be high in Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties; and case numbers have been on the rise, some hospitals have had to suspend elective surgeries and procedures due to high capacity.
What started out as a simple desire by Oneonta's Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould, to better serve a population of people who are very underserved, those who are transgender, has turned into a model and nationally-known healthcare practice where transgender patients can receive the specialized care they need in a welcoming environment.
Senator Peter Oberacker who represents our 51st New York District has teamed up with the Senate Republican Conference in responding to the healthcare worker shortage by calling for a comprehensive legislative package
NY Assemblyman John Salka, R-Brookfield, joined in the march and rally. He has made his opinion about vaccinations clear from the beginning of the pandemic and maintains that no one should be forced to get it.