by Christopher Snowbeck
Mayo Clinic has named Dr. Richard Gray as the next chief executive for its operations in Arizona, which last year announced a significant expansion project. Gray succeeds an interim CEO, who stepped in with the departure last year of Dr. Wyatt Decker, who is now chief executive of OptumHealth, the business within Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group that includes a growing network of ambulatory care centers. Last year, Mayo Clinic said it would spend $648 million on an expansion of Mayo Clinic's hospital campus at the northern edge of the city of Phoenix. Mayo also has a campus in Scottsdale, which is a Phoenix suburb. “Mayo Clinic is making a big investment on our Phoenix campus," Gray said in an interview. "Over the next five years, we’ll be essentially doubling the size of our Phoenix campus. … We’ve been fairly space constrained in serving the southwester in terms of complex health care needs.”
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"We are thrilled to announce Dr. Gray as Arizona's sixth CEO. He is both a renowned surgical oncologist and an established leader with extensive experience and accomplishments across clinical practice, research and education," says Samuel Di Piazza, chair, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees. "Like others who have come before him, Dr. Gray is a testament to our long-held tradition of succession in physician leadership. He is fully committed to the values that Mayo Clinic was built upon and equally inspired by all that Mayo Clinic has yet to be." You can read more about the Dr. Gray's announcement on Mayo Clinic News Network.
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