East Stroudsburg, Pa.,
15:08 PM

Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono Chief Medical Officer Honored as Distinguished Fellow with American Association for Physician Leadership

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) announced the recognition of Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono Chief Medical Officer, William K. Cors, MD, MMM, FAAPL, as a Distinguished Fellow with the association. He has been a member of that organization since 1993, was named a Fellow in 2005 and served on their Board of Directors from April 2007 through March 2010.

The AAPL honors and recognizes Distinguished Fellows based on the significant contribution to physician leadership and/or medical management, regional or national recognition in a field related to physician leadership, and maintenance of current AAPL Fellow criteria. Cors said, “I am humbled and deeply honored to have been nominated for and then to actually be named a Distinguished Fellow. This organization has been an important part of my growth and journey as a physician leader. For that I am ever so grateful.”

Cors has been the Chief Medical Officer for LVH-Pocono since June 2011. Dr. Cors has extensive experience in all facets of medical staff affairs, operations and development. His primary areas of expertise include strategic alignment of medical staff and hospital leadership and governance; credentialing, privileging and peer review; clinical resource management; improvement of quality of care and patient safety; public accountability preparedness; and management of medical staff conflicts, change and disruptive behavior. In addition he has wide experience in medical staff documents and regulatory accreditation.

Dr. Cors holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts; an Medical Doctor from Rutgers: New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey; and a Masters of Medical Management (MMM) from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Cors is Board Certified in both Neurology and Medical Management.

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.