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Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO recognized as a top 50 Most Influential Physician Executive and Leader by Modern Healthcare

​Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Marshfield Clinic Health System is proud to announce that CEO Dr. Susan Turney was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year's 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

Dr. Susan Turney, MCHS CEO

The complete ranking is a main feature in the June 18 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of the winners are available at M​

The recognition program acknowledges physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.

"From the opioid crisis to dramatic changes in public policy to a shifting reimbursement model, healthcare organizations are facing significant challenges. The physician executives on this year's list are at the forefront of driving change in the healthcare industry," said Matthew Weinstock, Modern Healthcare's managing editor. "The list includes physician executives who are influencing healthcare both locally and nationally. We had an impressive list of nominees this year and getting it down to 50 was not easy, but we believe this list is representative of the transformation that's taking place in the industry." 

Turney is recognized as a national thought leader and expert in strategic planning, executive management and external relations; as well as a national speaker on the business of health care. She was named Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO in 2014. From 1982-2004, Turney was a physician at Marshfield Clinic, practicing internal medicine, serving in education and leadership roles while later being named medical director for Patient Financial Services .  

"I believe this recognition is a reflection of the many things we are doing as a System to transform rural health care and serve our patients, families and communities," Dr. Turney said. "Truly, this award belongs to our entire System because everything we have accomplished has been as a team."

Marshfield Clinic Health System

Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is a $2.2 billion integrated health system serving Wisconsin with about 9,000 employees and over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. MCHS primary operations include Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield Children's Hospital, Lakeview Medical Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation.  

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