Mayo Clinic names new Arizona CEO
A new doctor is taking on the top role at Mayo Clinic‘s Arizona campus in May.
The Mayo Clinic Board of Trusteesrecently elected Dr. Richard Gray, a surgical oncologist, as CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Gray will replace interim CEO Dr. Lois Krahnon May 13. Krahn temporarily took the reins after Dr. Wyatt Deckerabruptly resigned at the start of January to take a new executive job at Optum, which is an offshoot of Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group Inc.
Decker had served in that Mayo position since 2011.
Gray steps into the CEO role after 18 years at Mayo Clinic. He recently was co-chairman of the massive, $1 billion transition to Epic System’s electronic health records at all of the Mayo Clinic sites.
He was quoted in a Mayo Clinic news release announcing his hiring as stating, "I am honored to serve Mayo Clinic during a period of tremendous evolution, growth and opportunity, especially here in the Southwest."
As Arizona CEO, Gray will work with Chief Administrative Officer Paula Menkosky"to provide leadership and strategy, define and implement Mayo Clinic’s operational plan and expand Mayo Clinic’s leadership in the Southwest," according to the announcement.
This marks the third top leadership position with a new face in recent months.
Dr. Gianrico Farrugiatook over as Mayo Clinic’s overall president and CEO from the outgoing Dr. John Noseworthyin January.
Since Farrugia was the CEO of the Florida campus, Dr. Kent Thielenwas chosen to replace him as the top Florida chief.