New role: Starting Sept. 1, CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System, where she previously worked as the medical director for patient financial services and practiced as an internist for 22 years.
MGMA's Susan Turney heads to Marshfield Clinic
Another first: Turney will be the first CEO of the new Marshfield system, which began to take shape in 2011 and was granted tax-exempt status in February. It includes the 700-physician multispecialty clinic that was founded in 1916 and has more than 50 locations; the Security Health Plan; and two small hospitals. Turney was the first woman to lead the MGMA and the first woman and
first physician to serve as executive VP and CEO of the Wisconsin Medical Society.
MGMA accomplishments: Expanded Data Solutions effort, oversaw rebranding and merger with American College of Medical Practice Executives. “Some people embrace change, others take longer, but the organization is in a real good place right now.”
Memories of Marshfield: “They had a model of world-class care 10 years ago. It's where I learned the whole business of care with managers who support physicians to do their job and where I learned to put the patient first. At MGMA, I used Marshfield as an example to many people of the right way to do things.”
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