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Upper Allegheny Health System Senior Vice President Earns Fellowship in the American College of Physician Executives

Posted on: 03/16/2011

Upper Allegheny Health System (UAHS) today announced that William F. Mills, M.D., MMM, CPE, FACPE, CMSL, FAAFP, Senior Vice President of Quality and Professional Affairs, has earned a fellowship in the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). The fellowship recognizes Dr. Mills for his significant contributions to the field of medical management and is a reflection of outstanding leadership in the health care field.


“Dr. Mills is a wonderful asset to our medical staffs and hospitals, and we’re proud that he has earned this special distinction,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and member hospitals Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital.  “The American College of Physician Executives is the nation’s leading authority for physicians who hold leadership and management positions, and Dr. Mills’ accomplishments make him deserving of this prestigious honor.”


To earn this fellowship, you must be an active ACPE member for five consecutive years, have board certification in medical management (CPE) by the Certifying Commission of Medical Management, and exhibit contributions to the medical management field.


The ACPE was founded in 1975 and provides superior leadership and management training to physicians who hold health care administrative positions. Of its nearly 10,000 members, only 450 have earned fellowship status.


In addition to his responsibilities at UAHS, Dr. Mills has authored articles for Medical Staff Leadership Connection and is a featured blogger for The Greeley Company’s Medical Staff Leader blog.  He will be presenting the topic “How to Safely and Strategically Privilege Low and No Volume Practitioners” at the Credentialing Resource Center’s Annual Symposium in Las Vegas this May.  Dr. Mills was also a member of the task force planning ACPE’s 2011 annual meeting, and mentors physicians in medical staff leadership locally and nationally.


Dr. Mills joined Olean General Hospital in September of 2007 as Vice President of Medical Affairs, and transitioned to his role at UAHS when the organization was created in 2009. He previously served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Mills graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the West Jersey Health System. Additionally, he holds a Master of Medical Management degree from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Dr. Mills is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is also a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Prior to transitioning to full-time administrative medicine, he spent over 20 years as a practicing family physician, and more than 10 years as the medical director of a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility.


Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital are members of Upper Allegheny Health System.  For more information, visit



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