Bassett Healthcare Network names interim CEO

Staci Thompson has become Bassett Healthcare Network’s new interim CEO Jan. 1. She succeeds physician Tommy Ibrahim, who left the network at the end of 2023.

Thompson joined Bassett in 2023 from The Guthrie Clinic, where she held several executive leadership positions, including executive vice president and chief operating officer for Guthrie Medical Group.

In her role as chief operating officer, Thompson made strides in areas critical to Bassett’s continued success, including operational performance, quality, and patient experience.

“Staci is a respected, experienced leader with a real heart for rural healthcare,” said Doug Hastings, chairman of Bassett Healthcare Network’s board of directors. “Her passion for Bassett and the people we serve, along with her demonstrated operational expertise, makes Staci the right person to lead the organization forward. In her role as interim CEO, Staci will focus on continuing to improve our core operations while upholding our commitment to being a national model for rural healthcare delivery.”

In partnership with the executive leadership team, physicians and other caregivers, Thompson will ensure Bassett continues its sharp focus on elevating operations and working to best serve its communities today and for generations to come.

“I am honored that the rich legacy of Bassett has been entrusted to me. Surrounded by the capable team of leaders at Bassett, I have confidence in our ability to never miss a beat in providing the care that our patients expect,” said Thompson. “My immediate focus is the Bassett team. Bassett’s physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nurses, other clinical professionals, and administrative and support staff ensure that Bassett can provide the care that our communities deserve. Recruitment and engagement of the Bassett team is at the core of operational excellence and a top priority for me in this role.”