COOPERSTOWN, NY (WUTR-TV) — Douglas Hastings, Chairman of the Bassett Healthcare Network Board of Directors, announced today that Tommy Ibrahim, MD, MHA, has been appointed as the next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bassett Healthcare Network. Dr. Ibrahim is expected to begin his tenure in this role in mid to late July.
Dr. Ibrahim has held leadership positions within the health care industry for the past 14 years, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive for Integris Health System, a Top 25 health care system in the United States according to U.S. News & World Report, and the largest not-for-profit and state-owned health care system in Oklahoma.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Ibrahim as the next President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network,” said Hastings. “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, Dr. 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, including all clinical operations, the physician enterprise, and system integration objectives. This position included direct responsibility for system research, graduate medical education and medical informatics.
Previously, Dr. Ibrahim served as Chief Physician Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Mercy Health Network in Des Moines, Iowa from 2014-17, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois from 2010-14.
“I am humbled to become part of the Bassett family and to follow in the footsteps of the visionary leaders that have shaped the rich and historic legacy of this wonderful and leading health system,” said Dr. Ibrahim. “Grounded in innovation and the advancement of scientific research and evidence-based practice, Bassett has repeatedly demonstrated what it means to be a national leader in health care, through generations of contributions and medical firsts and as the cornerstone of patient care in Central New York.”