“Our college has come a long way in its nearly 40-year history, and I look forward to the opportunity to assist in its mission: the lifelong development and support of physician leaders,” Werner said in an e-mailed news release. “We are here to give physicians a greater sense of mastery, influence and control of their professional work and role within healthcare.”
The appointment was made this week during the Tampa, Fla.-based organization's annual meeting in New York. He has previously served as VP and has been a board member since 2009. Dr. Lynn Helmer, owner and founder of Haddon Heights, N.J.-based DRD Consulting, was appointed vice president.
Most recently, Werner was the chief clinical integration officer of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services. Previously, he was executive VP and chief medical officer of the Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va., where he led the organization's transformation from a hospital operating company to a physician-led integrated network, the news release said.
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