Bassett Healthcare Network announced today that two of its leaders have been recognized as Rising Stars in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review, the respected industry publication.

“Congratulations to both Deanna Charles and Henry Knoop on being included in this exceptional group of health care professionals,” said Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, President & CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network. “We are very proud that not one, but two Bassett leaders are recognized as Rising Stars in Healthcare for their deep dedication to patient care and their outstanding performance.”

Deanna Charles is Senior Vice President, Chief Ambulatory and Transformation Officer at Bassett Healthcare Network. She is a member of Bassett’s executive leadership team and is responsible for all ambulatory and outpatient operations. She heads strategic planning to support continuous growth and development to advance quality care and the patient experience.

“I am truly humbled and honored to be recognized as a Becker’s Rising Star. Over these last five years, I have found Bassett to be more than just an employer, it’s a family. It is a privilege to work alongside my colleagues, peers, and friends each and every day,” said Ms. Charles. “I look forward to continuing our mission to improve the health of our patients and well-being of our communities in the new year.”

Henry Knoop IV, PA, is Chief Advanced Practice Officer and Associate Chief Clinical Officer, one of Bassett’s highest clinical roles. He has been instrumental in Bassett’s rapid telemedicine advancements during the pandemic – and now virtual medicine’s continued evolution – to better serve its patients.

“I am really proud of the work we are doing here at Bassett with a focus on our rural community and patients. It is very exciting to help shine a spotlight on our incredible team and everything we have accomplished during an unprecedented time in healthcare. In my role as Associate Chief Clinical Officer, I look forward to continuing to advance the care delivered at Bassett through our quality, access, and patient experience initiatives,” said Mr. Knoop.

“Emerging leaders in healthcare are focused on accessibility, affordability and boosting the patient experience. They are an impressive group of enthusiastic and inspiring individuals with big goals to shape the future of healthcare delivery. Becker’s is proud to recognize the rising stars in healthcare, focused on leaders with a diverse background from across the industry who are 40 years old or younger. We accepted nominations for this list and selected members based on their quick ascent within their organizations and drive to improve patient care,” states Becker’s.

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