Susan Williams, M.D., Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Noble Health Alliance - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on April 10, 2014

Susan Williams, M.D. Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Noble Health Alliance

Susan Williams, M.D. was recently appointed Chief Medical Officer for the Noble Health Alliance by Noble’s Board of Managers. Noble Health Alliance was formed in 2013 by Abington Health, Aria Health, Crozer-Keystone Health System and Einstein Healthcare Network to improve the health of communities by building a clinically integrated network of high quality, highly efficient healthcare.

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Williams has practiced Nephrology and Internal Medicine within the Crozer-Keystone system for her entire medical career. Since 1990, she has been involved in a variety of efforts to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency. 

She serves as president of the Crozer-Keystone Physician Partners network, through which 450 doctors have engaged in a number of innovative quality improvement and cost savings initiatives. She also serves as vice president of Clinical Integration for the Crozer-Keystone Health System. In this role, Williams has developed an expertise in population health management—a key area of focus for the Alliance.

As Chief Medical Officer, Williams also chairs Noble’s Physician Executive Council, where she and her colleagues—Steven L. Sivak, MD; Keith W. Sweigard, MD and Harry J. Emmerich, DO—are working to establish Noble’s network of providers and to establish clinical integration protocols. 

“We are pleased that Dr. Williams accepted the responsibilities of Chief Medical Officer for the Noble Health Alliance, and acknowledge the work of the Physician Executive Council in leading the Noble Health Alliance in fulfillment of its mission to improve the health of our community,” said Lynda J. Mischel, Noble’s president and chief executive officer.

Other members of Noble Health’s Physician Executive Council include:

  • Keith Sweigard, M.D., chief of internal medicine, Abington Memorial Hospital; medical director, Abington Health Physicians
  • Harry Emmerich, D.O., vice president and medical director, Physician Services, Aria Health
  • Steven L. Sivak, M.D., Paul J. Johnson Chairman of Medicine, Einstein Healthcare Network; medical director, Einstein Community Healthcare Associates; clinical professor of medicine, Jefferson Medical College

About Noble Health Alliance

Noble Health Alliance, composed of Abington Health, Aria Health, Crozer-Keystone Health System and Einstein Healthcare Network, is a platform for independent health systems to work together to improve the health of populations through a clinically integrated network involving highly coordinated and efficient care, while remaining attuned to the needs of their local communities. Formed in 2013 by four health systems in the Philadelphia area, the initiative includes 15 hospitals and more than 4,600 physicians and other providers.

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