St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates (SPHPMA) is pleased to announce that William Kowal, MD, FACP has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates.
Dr. Kowal joined SPHPMA in 2013 as an internist after his legacy organization, Prime Care Physicians, merged with the medical group. He has practiced medicine in the Capital Region for more than 20 years.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Kowal has joined the St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates leadership team,” said Kellie Valenti, president of SPHPMA. “His long-standing commitment to community health, coupled with his valuable perspective on cultivating a vibrant, physician-led healthcare organization, will be a tremendous asset as SPHPMA continues to grow as a system that is committed to meeting the health care needs of all Capital region residents.”
As CMO, Dr. Kowal will serve as the physician leader on the SPHPMA senior leadership team supporting the medical group as a key driver in SPHP’s transition into a regional, fully integrated healthcare system. He will work to reinforce an organizational culture based on transparency, and collaboratively encourage a high level of engagement from providers to meet clinical and operational milestones centered on quality and financial performance.
Dr. Kowal has consistently taken on increasingly more demanding leadership roles within SPHPMA and The Innovative Health Alliance of New York, LLC (IHANY), the Capital Region’s first Clinically Integrated Network (CIN). He has chaired several committees including the executive, compensation, clinical integration & quality, and primary care committees. Most recently, Dr. Kowal has served as chair of the SPHPMA board of trustees, and was named secretary for the IHANY Board of Directors for 2021.
Dr. Kowal is board certified in internal medicine and received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Baystate Medical Center (Tufts).
SPHPMA is one of the Capital Region’s largest multi-specialty physician groups, with more than 665 physicians and advanced practitioners in more than 100 practice locations. It is affiliated with St. Peter’s Health Partners – the region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation, and senior services. For more information, please visit https://www.sphpma.com/.
About St. Peter’s Health Partners
With nearly 12,000 employees in more than 170 locations, St. Peter’s Health Partners is one of the Capital Region’s largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit integrated health care networks, and provides high-quality, compassionate, and sophisticated care to thousands of people every day. St. Peter’s Health Partners is a member of Trinity Health, one of the nation’s largest Catholic health systems. For more information, please visit www.sphp.com.