May 15, 2018

Q&A with CEO John Noseworthy on the Mayo Clinic’s future

By Karl Oestreich
Mayo Clinic last week rolled out a new electronic health record system at its main campus in Rochester, Minn., part of a $1.5 billion installation of an Epic system that started last year with Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Facilities in Arizona and Florida will be transitioning later this year. It's one of Dr. John Noseworthy's final big projects before he steps down as CEO next year. Noseworthy has held the top job for nine years, but he's been at the renowned research institution for 28 years. He announced in February that he would be leaving. The health system's bylaws state that a new chief executive—always a physician and always chosen from the current Mayo staff—must take over every seven to 10 years. Modern Healthcare Editor Aurora Aguilar recently spoke with Noseworthy about his transition and Mayo Clinic's future.
Reach: Modern Healthcare, published by Crain Communications, is a healthcare news weekly that provides hospital executives with healthcare business news. The magazine specifically covers healthcare policy, Medicare/Medicaid, and healthcare from a business perspective. It also publishes a daily e-newsletter titled Modern Healthcare’s Daily Dose. The weekly publication has a circulation of more than 70,800 and its on-line site receives nearly 462,000 unique visitors each month.

Context: John Noseworthy, M.D. is president and CEO of Mayo Clinic. Dr. Noseworthy plans to retire from Mayo Clinic at the end of 2018. This decision comes after one of Mayo Clinic’s strongest years in terms of quality and safety; advancement in research, education and the clinical practice; and the completion of a $3.76 billion, eight-year philanthropic campaign. “I am honored that the Board of Trustees asked me to serve another year, through the end of 2018,” says Dr. Noseworthy. “2017 was an extraordinary year for Mayo Clinic, and I look forward to working with our leadership team throughout 2018 to continue to strengthen Mayo Clinic and advance our humanitarian mission. I am truly humbled to serve as president and CEO of this amazing and dynamic organization. Every day, I continue to be inspired by the work of Mayo’s staff and how they embody our shared values to care for our patients and advance the field of medicine.” You can read more about this announcement, including an interview with Dr. Noseworthy, on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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