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  1. My experience with Bassett Healthcare was atypical because I was overqualified and, at times, misunderstood.

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    Former Employee - School Based Therapist, LCSWR in Cooperstown, NY
    Former Employee - School Based Therapist, LCSWR in Cooperstown, NY

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Despite my poor experience with Bassett as an organization; I support the Global Approach and outreach Bassett is providing areas of need that would otherwise go unnoticed. They have a progressive, yet credible approach in health care. Based on this employee's observations; Bassett Healthcare has some exceptional Administrative and Directive role models that support others in creativity, inspiration and motivation to offer exceptional quality care. This employee believes that it is imperative that some important names support the previous statement. Jane Hamilton, who started as a Registered Nurse; evolved into a mover, shaker and visionary of School Based Health. Dr. Koljhede (forgive the spelling), offers an equal, yet different role in the School Based Administration. Dr. K. and Jane Hamilton walked and talked in the same manner. They did not offer unrealistic jargon; rather they both possessed vision and practice in a passionate manner for others to carry out the dream for School Based Health and Mental Health.

    If it was not for these two individuals and other peer co-workers at other school sites; this employee may not have remained at Bassett Healthcare with the limitations in Psychiatric and Mental Health Support.

    Cons

    Bassett's expectations of their school based Mental Health LCSWS is to refer many cases out; resulting in a gap between effective "school based services," and the local County Mental Health Services. The County system, though providing the best care they possess; are exceptionally limited in necessary resources.and, for purposes of not over extending themselves; Bassett as an organization is limited in offering the necessary pharmacology-psychiatric support). Based on the lack of necessary Psychiatric Nurse Practioners and Board Certified Child Psychiatrists, Bassett is limited in offering the "Pharmacology-Psychotherapy approach for a variety of mental health conditions that plagues the school aged students they are serving. For instance, the local community is compromised in health and mental health care. Despite the qualifications and quality of care the local County provides; there is an enormous gap and compromise in services.

    This writer and former employee of Bassett Health Care, previously held positions in the Human Services field that afforded a "Systems" or wrap around services approach that offered connecting to other systems of care in order to comprehensively meet the needs that presented themselves in more cases than not.

    Although Bassett is not directly responsible in a neglectful manner; other workers that are employed as School Based Workers, and have a "Global View," would find themselves frustrated and limited in support from Bassett.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a "School Based" employee, an advance in management is not a reality unless an individual did not want to continue in practicing the category of School Based treatment. Perhaps, as the vision of this model of treatment became more incorporated and exponentially grew in size; one, as this employee would require the necessary job satisfaction of individual latitude, purpose and desire to practice in the school based field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. IT Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare

    Pros

    Great community and daily lifestyle living and working in Cooperstown, NY. They invested their time and money training me which is always a huge benefit.

    Cons

    Administration sometimes seem so to try to rely on the naivety of their subordinates to move forward. All secrets came out eventually. They should learn from these mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to have a believable community driven image, they should focus on maintaining their community driven values and most importantly their actions.

  3. A sinking ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bassett Healthcare

    Pros

    Tight knit groups of co-workers. The normal people working here (anyone except the management, executives, and doctors) are generally good people. Health insurance benefits are a little bit better than some other companies in the area. Streck, the CEO was a very kind man, but he's on his way out, and who knows how the new guy will do.

    Cons

    The policy does not protect you, it protects the Hospital and it's Doctors. HR is not your friend here, ever. Countless people that I've spoken to have been screwed over by HR themselves or have co-workers that have been. HR sees you as expendable and easily replacable, you hold no value to them. Upper management is run by the most ignorant buffoons I've ever seen. Current CEO needs to be canned, she contributes nothing at this point. Middle management is mostly Yes men/women, they are not here to help you, they are too busy protecting their own jobs to care about you. Those in power are playing the numbers game in places where it cannot be competently implemented. Fragmented departments. A lot of in-fighting. They often will outright refuse to promote from within. Like all bad companies, they are pushing the whole "Do more with less" idea to the breaking point. The entire Hospital is a revolving door. No one worth a hoot is going to stay there for long unless they have no other choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice to give them. Upper management is so corrupt that the only way to fix it at this point would be to purge them all from their seats of power and authority and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Director

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cooperstown, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Cooperstown, NY

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low performance expectations leaves plenty of time to focus on your personal life.

    Cons

    Senior and executive leadership vacuum. Zero planning. Decisions made as a reactionary afterthought. Finances mismanaged with little revenue cycle oversight. VP's and middle managers whose first and only leadership experience is limited to Bassett makes for a plethora of operational issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to new CEO- spring cleaning is in order.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Past employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare

    Pros

    Since there aren't an abundance of jobs in the rural area they have you!
    Liked the education department

    Cons

    Upper management bad mouthed the CEO and The COO! All the network executives were wanting her job or thought they could do it better. Not many women in upper exec. Positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Round more and hear what your employees are saying! Access! Can't wait 2 mo. For an Ortho appointment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. lots of work but stress to equal

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bassett Healthcare

    Pros

    love the people and friendly enviornment

    Cons

    over crowded and not enough equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    buy more equipment and add more staff for easy crowd control

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Awful

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Cooperstown, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in Cooperstown, NY

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close knit departments
    Easy to get along with co workers
    Outreach locations boost morale of workers

    Cons

    terrible benefits
    Bad attitude from management
    huge negative morale problem on main campus
    very low rate of pay
    do not promote from within frequently
    favoritism
    no confidentiality whatsoever
    TOP HEAVY!
    "non retaliation policy" only exists in theory here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on making your workers happy, rather than promoting managers to higher position that are useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Not a bad company depending on where you work.

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Cooperstown, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in Cooperstown, NY

    I have been working at Bassett Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Health insurance benefits are dirt cheap, atmosphere is somewhat relaxed, lots of perks of employment.

    Cons

    Depending on the department you work in not all people share the "Bassett" values, while the heath insurance is cheap, you can only use their providers and it takes forever to get appointments and the location is often inconvenient depending on where you live. Pay is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better and hire better doctors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Can be a good place for professional enhancement, which will benefit the patients. Watch out for managers with agendas.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cooperstown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cooperstown, NY

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare

    Pros

    Beautiful location. They'll support education sometimes.

    Cons

    Low pay compared to other similar professions. Favoritism. Top leadership tries to improve but middle managers go unchecked. Politics interfere with staying focused on the mission. Big decisions are made without input from key stakeholders. For example, significant positions or assistants to programs are selected without input from the people responsible for the success of the programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the cons above and fix them.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cooperstown, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cooperstown, NY

    I worked at Bassett Healthcare

    Pros

    The Cooperstown hospital is located in a pretty location, with friendly co-workers and staff that share a family vibe. Highly recommended if you can get in!

    Cons

    Because of the rural setting, you will probably get to know several ignorant co-workers who endlessly badmouth anyone who is of different color, nationality or sexual preference. Plus, a large majority of employees are overweight and (of course), it's not their fault. Thankfully, the more education the employee has, the less they tend to behave like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management ranges from excellent to extremely poor. Some higher-ups have earned their position by simply being longtime employees, instead of possessing the qualities that is essential to good management.

    Recommends

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