She was appointed to the Mayo Clinic executive board in 2004 after serving as the health system's director of management services, chair of its managed-care department and vice chair of administration for the health system's Arizona operations.
“Weis is recognized for her strong leadership skills, keen business acumen and process improvement mindset,” Mayo Clinic spokesman Karl Oestreich said in an e-mail. “During her time as CAO, Weis led the implementation of enterprise-wide administrative shared services and project management structure, helped renew our focus on external business relationships and served as a strong advocate for formal succession planning and talent management.”
The Mayo Clinic will form a search committee to recruit Weis' successor, whom officials expect to announce by fall, he said.
Dr. John Noseworthy, president and CEO, praised Weis' commitment and leadership and said in a call with reporters that she played a major role in development of the health system's business ventures.
Weis said her plans for retirement include teaching, work with governing boards and time with family.
As the health system finalized its strategic plan for the next five years, the time was right for her departure, she said. Adopting a new plan, which Weis will work to complete before she retires, is a logical point at which to bring in a new chief administrative officer, she said.
Her age was unavailable at deadline.
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