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December 1, 2014

William F. Streck, M.D., Joins HANYS' Executive Team

Dr. Streck to Serve as Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) announced today William F. Streck, M.D. will be joining the Association as the Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer.

In this new role, Dr. Streck will work with HANYS' members hospitals and health systems to focus on emerging models of care, population health initiatives, risk management strategies, and physician relationships.

"During his 30 year tenure as a hospital leader, Dr. Streck embraced new models of patient-centered care and significantly expanded access throughout the region," said HANYS President Dennis Whalen. "Dr. Streck's keen understanding of the healthcare environment will provide a critical perspective as we look to more care integration and community health management."

Until July 2014, Dr. Streck was one of the longest serving health system executives in New York State and the country, having retired after 30 years as President and CEO of the Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York. He has also served five New York State governors on advisory boards, key Department of Health committees, state policy groups, and numerous community and organizational boards–including HANYS' Board of Trustees from 1988 to 2014, serving as Board Chair in 2000.

Dr. Streck received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and his M.D. from the University of Missouri. He began his medical career at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.

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Melissa Mansfield
Manager, Public and Media Relations
(518) 431-7770

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York State, representing 500 non-profit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, and other health care organizations.