Michael Maves, executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Assocation since 2001, will leave the organization when his contract expires June 30, 2011, the organization announced.
The AMA Board of Delegates and Maves “mutually decided” that he would end his tenure, according to a news release. “As we enter into a new era that is redefining the way healthcare is delivered, both Dr. Maves and the Board of Trustees share the belief that new top leadership is required to address these challenges and to ensure the rights of patients and physicians are passionately and effectively protected,” board chairwoman Ardis Hoven said in the release.
The board plans to hire a search firm to identify a successor to be in place by the time Maves' contract expires. In the meantime, Chief Operating Officer Bernard Hengesbaugh will work with Maves, 62, to prepare for the transition.