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Dr. Richard Becker Named VP-Physician Administrator at Phelps Memorial Hospital
(March 17, 2014) Richard Becker, MD, has been named Vice President-Physician Administrator at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.
In announcing Dr. Becker’s appointment, Phelps President and CEO Keith F. Safian said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Becker to this new position. He will serve as the key liaison between the hospital and the entire medical staff. His duties will include working with members of the medical staff on collaborative initiatives and being a champion for quality, through evidence-based medicine, best practices and optimizing the use of electronic health records.”
Dr. Becker will also oversee operations of the hospital’s growing multi-specialty medical group, Phelps Medical Associates, which employs 34 clinicians in 12 practice locations. In this capacity, he will be responsible for clinical quality and patient satisfaction, as well as recruitment of new physicians.
A board-certified cardiologist who formerly practiced in Cortlandt Manor, Dr. Becker earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center.