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A change coming to the leadership of Bassett Healthcare Network after an announcement that Dr. Vance M. Brown, who has held the top roles at both the network and Bassett Medical Center will relinquish his presidency of the hospital beginning in January. VP of Medical Affairs Dr. William LeCates, will become deputy president of the hospital while a transition team recruits a president. In a statement Dr. Brown said the breadth and depth of his current responsibilities of overseeing network operations demands his full attention so Bassett can successfully address the larger issues facing the organization today.