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William Reifer, LCSW, Promoted to VP of Quality and Case Management at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
(December 18, 2012) William Reifer, LCSW, of Ardsley has been promoted to Vice President of Quality and Case Management at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center. Reifer joined Phelps in 1993 as Director of Social Work. Over the past 19 years, he has held positions of progressive responsibility, including Director of Social Work and Discharge Planning, Director of Case Management, and Administrative Director of Geriatrics. In 2005, he became Assistant VP of Quality and Case Management.
“Quality management is a critical hospital function to ensure optimal patient care and safety, and we are fortunate to have someone with Bill’s knowledge, experience and energy to keep us on track,” said Dr. Lawrence Faltz, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer.
Prior to joining Phelps, Reifer held several positions at Montefiore Medical Center, where he worked as a medical/surgical social worker in a variety of units, including major rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery and pulmonary medicine. He continued his career in Montefiore’s division of psychiatry, working as a psychiatric social worker on their Family Therapy Training unit.
In the early 1990s, Reifer moved to Sound Shore Medical Center, where he was Assistant Director of Social Work. Most recently he has served as chair of the Stellaris Health Network committee focused on pay-for-performance quality monitoring. The network earned a quality award from the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association (NorMet) for their joint efforts in 2011.
Reifer received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Lehman College of the City University of New York and his master’s degree in social work from Hunter College School of Social Work.