COOPERSTOWN – Bassett physicians Drs. Grace and Tom Holmes have retired after providing 25 years of health care to families in the Norwich community. What began as a small private practice in 1987 with the husband and wife team, expanded in 1995 to become part of Bassett Healthcare Network and is currently one of the largest rural health centers in the network.
Part of the vision that the Holmes’ had for the health center included the mentoring of new young physicians. Over the years, numerous medical students from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse completed part of their training in Norwich. Dr. Jennifer O’Reilly was one of those students who was mentored at the Norwich Health Center and is now back as a full-time partner in the practice.