William Streck, MD
Chief Clinical Officer
GM, Hospitals & Health Systems
As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Streck brings the clinical and physician executive perspective to all Canton & Company engagements. A board-certified endocrinologist and visionary leader with more than four decades of experience running care delivery organizations, he engages with clients on a variety of sustainable growth strategies, including corporate governance, physician group organization and function, new models of care, the application of technology to advance quality and cost-effective care delivery, integrated network development, and physician leadership.
Prior to joining Canton, Dr. Streck was the CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network in New York – a role he held for over 30 years. As CEO, he led the transformation of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, an academic teaching hospital with an $80 million revenue stream, into the Bassett Healthcare Network, an integrated healthcare delivery system with revenues of $700 million. Today, the organization employs more than 500 providers in the Basset Medical Group and over 4,000 full-time staff at some 40 sites over 5600 square miles in central New York.
In addition to the Bassett Medical Center and the Bassett Medical Group, the organization includes four affiliate hospitals, two skilled nursing facilities, more than two dozen outpatient centers, and twenty school-based health centers.
In addition to the development of the integrated regional network of care, which involved multiple corporate affiliations, Dr. Streck led early efforts in business analytics and innovation in insurance design. All of which helped establish Bassett as a policy leader in New York State and nationally.
A champion for healthcare, Dr. Streck has contributed his expertise to multiple governmental, professional and policy groups, including his role as Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer for the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). He also previously chaired the Public Health and Health Planning Council of New York State and remains an active strategist, thinker, activist, and participant in the forces shaping healthcare in the United States.