Special to the Star

The DCH Health System has recently welcomed Dr. Mark Bassett as the new Director of Oncology Services. With over 20 years of leadership experience in the oncology field, Dr. Bassett brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role. His most recent position as the Director of Oncology for Frederick Health in Frederick, Maryland, allowed him to successfully develop comprehensive multidisciplinary cancer treatment pathways and establish a state-of-the-art precision medicine program.  

Dr. Mark Bassett has been a prominent figure in the field of oncology for more than two decades. His extensive leadership experience has made him a sought-after expert in the development and enhancement of cancer treatment programs. With a strong track record of success, his appointment as the Director of Oncology Services at DCH Health System is a significant step forward for the organization and the community it serves. 

The addition of Dr. Bassett to the DCH Health System team has been met with enthusiasm. Mallary Myers, Chief Operating Officer for DCH, expressed the organization’s excitement about Dr. Bassett’s appointment, stating, “We are excited to have Mark join us. His experience will be invaluable to our efforts to grow and expand our oncology services to the people of West Alabama.” This endorsement highlights the high expectations and optimism surrounding Dr. Bassett’s contributions to the community. 

Dr. Bassett’s qualifications and educational background further solidify his expertise in the field. He holds multiple degrees from prestigious institutions, including The University of Alabama, Winona State University, and LaSalle University. Beyond his academic achievements, Dr. Bassett has more than 15 years of experience teaching graduate courses in economics, administration, sociology, strategic planning, and marketing. This background not only enhances his leadership capabilities but also showcases his commitment to sharing knowledge and fostering the growth of future healthcare professionals. 

Outside of his professional life, Dr. Bassett is a well-rounded individual with a range of interests. He enjoys cycling, playing the guitar, and golfing in his spare time. These hobbies demonstrate his dedication to a balanced and healthy lifestyle, which is undoubtedly reflected in his approach to healthcare leadership. 

The DCH Health System’s appointment of Dr. Mark Bassett as the Director of Oncology Services is a significant step forward in their mission to provide top-quality cancer care to the people of West Alabama. With his extensive experience, impressive educational background, and commitment to improving the lives of cancer patients, Dr. Bassett is poised to make a substantial impact on the community and the field of oncology. His diverse interests and passions also illustrate the well-rounded approach he brings to healthcare leadership. The DCH Health System and the community it serves are undoubtedly fortunate to have Dr. Bassett at the helm of Oncology Services, and the future looks promising for cancer patients in West Alabama.