Oneonta, NY – Bassett Healthcare Network and A.O. Fox Hospital announced today that they have reached an agreement with the Oneonta Family YMCA to keep FoxCare Fitness open to the public. Effective June 6, Bassett will begin leasing the space to the Oneonta Family YMCA and the facility will remain open, operated by the YMCA.

“Over the past couple of months, many members of FoxCare Fitness and the Oneonta community have shared with me how important this facility is to them,” says Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “I am thrilled that we are partnering with the Oneonta Family YMCA to preserve this unique facility and service to the community.”

The two organizations are currently working to finalize details on operations, membership, staffing, specific space features, and other provisions for the Oneonta Family YMCA’s oversight while maintaining key services to the community. The facility will continue to offer cardiovascular exercise machines, weightlifting and body-building equipment, a fitness studio, a strength and conditioning studio with functional training amenities, and pool facilities (including both the lap pool and therapy pool). More information will be forthcoming. Services will remain uninterrupted up to and through the transition date.

“The Oneonta Family YMCA is very excited to enter into this partnership with Bassett Healthcare Network and A.O. Fox Hospital,” says Frank Russo, Executive Director of the Oneonta Family YMCA. “This is a true community collaboration that will benefit Oneonta and its surrounding communities. We would like to thank Bassett for their flexibility and solutions-oriented approach.”

A.O. Fox Hospital will continue to operate outpatient cardiac, physical, occupational, and pulmonary rehabilitation services within the FoxCare Fitness space.

“Bassett is continually embracing its foundational strategy of building partnerships with organizations, like the Oneonta Family YMCA, that share our mission of improving the health and wellness of our communities so we can better serve our patients,” shared Dr. Ibrahim. “I am incredibly grateful to Frank Russo and the Oneonta Family YMCA for their collaboration and dedication to our community.”

About Bassett Healthcare Network

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit Follow Bassett on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Bassett Healthcare Network is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

About Oneonta Family YMCA

Built by and for the community, The Oneonta Family YMCA has been an anchor institution since 1883. Since 1883 the Y has been a proactive community member by listening and responding to the needs of the community. Founded to serve this growing community and to bring about positive personal and social change, the Y continues to grow and thrive as a cause driven non-profit organization with the help of donors and volunteers that help strengthen the cause. To learn more about the Oneonta Family YMCA, visit

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