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MCHS names Susan L. Turney as first CEO

Marshfield Clinic Health System

July 22, 2014​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​Marshfield, Wis — The Marshfield Clinic Health System Board of Directors has named Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE, as the Health System's first chief executive officer (CEO).  Turney, who will assume the new role September 1, has resigned her position as President & CEO of the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

The Marshfield Clinic Health System position represents a return home for Turney, a Wisconsin nativ​​e who completed her internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic and then served for 22 years in clinical practice and administrative roles there.

 "Dr. Turney brings her visionary leadership to the Marshfield Clinic Health System at a time of great change in health care in general and for the System itself," said Mark Bugher, chair, Marshfield Clinic Health System Board of Directors.  "Her clinical patient-care background and experience and the depth of knowledge she has about the business of health care delivery makes her ideal to take on this important role."

 In addition to her MGMA leadership, Dr. Turney was CEO and Executive Vice President of the Wisconsin Medical Society.  She has served on committees for the American Medical Association and on the board of the eHealth Initiative. Dr. Turney has fulfilled appointments by the Governor of Wisconsin and the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, and she's been named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 50 Top Influential Physician Executives each of the past three years.

​​The Marshfield Clinic system provides patient care, research and education in more than 50 locations in northern, central and western Wisconsin, making it one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States.

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