HERKIMER – Valley Health Services’ ninth annual Magic of Herkimer was held on June 5th at Herkimer County Community College. The event also served as a celebration and recognition of Dr. William Streck, President and CEO of the Bassett Healthcare Network, for his 25 years of dedicated service to that organization of which VHS is an affiliate. Through the generous sponsorships of Excellus BlueCross, BlueShield; Bassett Healthcare Network; Gaetano Construction; Ruffo, Tabora, Mainello and McKay, P.C.; Adirondack Bank; Dermody, Burke and Brown; Herkimer Telegram; First Community Care of Bassett; FootDoctors; HARC; Herkimer Diamond Mines; NBT Bank; Nexstar Broadcasting; and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; the cooperation of over 24 area restaurants and Vintage Spirits of Herkimer; as well as the support of the over 150 individuals attending, Valley Health Services raised over $20,000 for the development fund.
Lisa Betrus, CEO/Administrator of VHS, comments, “We cannot thank our sponsors, the restaurant owners, Bronson Hager of Vintage Spirits and our loyal attendees enough for their continued support of this event. Dr. Streck was the perfect fit as this year’s honoree. His goals, always for the advancement of healthcare in our region, have been and continue to be visionary. We were truly honored to recognize such a gentleman and constant advocate for the work at Valley Health Services.”