Florida Times Union
By Matt Soergel
The Mayo Clinic has named the new leader for its rapidly growing Jacksonville medical center and its 6,400 employees. Kent Thielen, a radiologist whose career has been spent at the Mayo Clinic’s headquarters in his home state of Minnesota, will become a Mayo vice president and CEO of the Florida campus on Jan. 1. He takes over for Gianrico Farrugia, who will move up to become president and CEO of the entire Mayo Clinic organization, including its three main centers in Minnesota, Arizona and Jacksonville and a system of clinics and hospitals in several states.
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Context: The Mayo Clinic Board of Trusteesannounced on Friday, Nov. 9, that it has elected Kent Thielen, M.D., (TEE-Lin) vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Dr. Thielen succeeds Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., who will become president and CEO, Mayo Clinic, on Jan. 1, 2019. In the meantime, Dr. Farrugia will continue to serve in his role as vice president, Mayo Clinic, and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Florida. Drs. Farrugia and Thielen will work closely through this transition. The board also welcomed Jay Alix and George Bilicic as new public members. “Dr. Thielen is an exceptional and proven leader who brings a wealth of experience to the position and a steadfast commitment to Mayo Clinic’s mission, values and culture,” says Samuel Di Piazza, chair, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. “He has a bold and strategic vision for the way Mayo Clinic will use innovation to further improve patient care and advance Mayo’s leadership in medical education and research. You can read more about the announcement on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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