The Cleveland Clinic has promoted Dr. Robert Wyllie to the position of chief medical operations officer. Wyllie begins the new position April 11. He replaces Dr. A. Marc Harrison, who has been appointed CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Cleveland Clinic's Wyllie to lead medical operations
Wyllie's duties will include overseeing the medical operations division, which was created in 2009 to coordinate improvement efforts, and overseeing the 1,700 employees involved in operations in the clinical supply chain, critical-care transport, the hospital itself and the intensive-care unit as well as the pharmacy, according to a Cleveland Clinic news release.
Wyllie, 61, started at the Cleveland Clinic in 1981 and has been the chairman of the clinic's Children's Hospital and Pediatric Institute since 2006. He also is vice chairman of the office of professional staff affairs and sits on the Cleveland Clinic's governors board.
A national search to find a new chair for the Children's Hospital will begin immediately, according to the release.
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