ONEONTA — Bassett Healthcare Network and A.O. Fox Hospital announced they have reached an agreement with the Oneonta Family YMCA to keep FoxCare Fitness open to the public. 

Beginning June 6, Bassett will lease the space to the YMCA, which will operate the facility without any disruption in service, the health-care system said in a release.

“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,” Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, Bassett Healthcare Network President/CEO, said. “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 say they are currently working to finalize details on operations, membership, staffing, specific space features, and other provision for the Oneonta Family YMCA’s oversight while preserving key services to the community. The facility will continue to offer cardio exercise machines, weightlifting and body-building equipment, a fitness studio, a strength and conditioning studio with functional training amenities, and pool facilities including a lap pool and therapy pool. A.O. Fox will also keep operating outpatient cardiac, physical, occupational, and pulmonary rehabilitation services within the FoxCare Fitness space.

“The Oneonta Family YMCA is very excited to enter into this partnership with Bassett Healthcare Network and A.O. Fox Hospital,” YMCA Executive Director Frank Russo said. “This is a true community collaboration that will benefit Oneonta and its surrounding communities.”

The nonprofit Oneonta Family YMCA was founded in 1883.

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