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CareMount Medical Appoints Dr. Richard Morel to Chief Physician Executive

Chappaqua, New York—January 2, 2020CareMount Medical, the largest independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State, appoints Richard P. Morel, MD, MMM, FACP, as Chief Physician Executive of CareMount Medical. As Chief Physician Executive, he is responsible for managing CareMount Medical’s physician operations across six counties in New York State, as well as group-wide initiatives. Dr. Morel has worked for CareMount Medical since 2017 as its Deputy Chief Medical Officer. He also serves as the Medical Director of CareMount Health Solutions ACO, LLC.

“Since joining CareMount Medical, Dr. Morel has been involved with the management of our clinical and strategic growth throughout the region,” said Scott D. Hayworth, MD, FACOG, President and CEO of CareMount Medical. “Dr. Morel’s extensive background in healthcare management, physician engagement, and organizational quality initiatives, has helped CareMount Medical continue as the leading healthcare provider in the region.”

Dr. Richard MorelIn his role as Chief Physician Executive, Dr. Morel oversees operational management of clinical services, recruitment and retention, as well as the design and implementation of clinical and quality initiatives designed to drive improvements for patient care delivery.  Additionally, he helps to manage CareMount Health Solutions ACO, LLC’s clinically-integrated hospital and skilled nursing facility network, created to reduce re-admissions and mortality while continually improving care. In his new role, he will report directly to Scott D. Hayworth, MD, President and CEO of CareMount Medical as will Dr. Thomas Lester, who continues in his role as Chief Medical Officer.

Prior to joining CareMount Medical, Dr. Morel was the Co-Medical Director and Vice President of Westmed Medical Group in Purchase, NY, where he was responsible for overseeing physicians across the group. From 1998 to 2008, he served as Medical Director for Columbia Presbyterian Riverdale.

Dr. Morel is board certified in internal medicine. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. After receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he completed his postgraduate training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He holds a Master of Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.