William Cook
William Cook Director of Physician Operations at Ascension

William Cook is a seasoned professional with over two decades of wide-ranging experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in pediatric outpatient practice management, managed care, and hospital operations. Based in Buda, Texas, he currently serves as the Director of Physician Operations at Ascension since 2017. Before this role, he made significant contributions in several key roles at Ascension, including Director of Special Projects, and Practice Administrator for Specially for Children, serving this organization in various capacities for seven years.

William also amassed extensive work experience at Dell Children's Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family, where he handled significant operational duties and project management responsibilities. He started his career at FirstCare as a Group/Individual Underwriter and later served as an Underwriting Manager. William's educational background includes a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare-related fields from Texas State University. He brings to bear advanced skills in project management and healthcare. His impressive career journey and academic background collectively enable him to drive strategic direction and operational improvements in the healthcare industry.

More about this expert

Full name
William Cook
Location
Buda, Texas, United States
Title
Director of Physician Operations
Company
Ascension (since 2017)
Industry
Hospitals and Health Care
LinkedIn Connections
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Summary
Healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience in pediatric outpatient practice management, managed care and hospital operations.
Skills
Project Management Healthcare

Education

Texas State University
Master of Science (MS)
Attended in 2003
Field of study: Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Texas State University
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Attended in 1996
Field of study: Health Professions

Positions

Ascension
Austin, Texas, United States
Director of Physician Operations
Sep 2017 - Present
Ascension
Austin, Texas, United States
Director - Special Projects
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Ascension
Austin, Texas, United States
Practice Administrator - Specially for Children
Apr 2010 - May 2016
Dell Children's Medical Cntr, Austin TX
Austin, Texas Area
Director of Admin Support and Operations
Jan 2008 - Apr 2010
Dell Children's Medical Cntr, Austin TX
Austin, Texas Area
Recapitalization Project Manager
May 2006 - Jan 2008
Seton Healthcare Family
Austin, Texas Area
Project Manager
Nov 2004 - May 2006
Seton Healthcare Family
Austin, Texas Area
Recapitalization Project Manager
Oct 2002 - Oct 2004
FirstCare
Austin, Texas Area
Underwriting Manager
Jul 2002 - Sep 2002
FirstCare
Austin, Texas Area
Group/Individual Underwriter
Jul 1997 - Jul 2002