Michael Mandl, a long-time Emory University executive, was named president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, the university's health system.
Mandl, 52, has served as the university's executive vice president for business and administration since he joined the Atlanta institution in 2003. Starting March 16, he will oversee one of the largest health systems in the southeast, including five acute-care hospitals and a network of clinics and physicians.
He replaces John Fox, who left the system earlier this year to lead Troy, Mich.-based Beaumont Health.
Mandl has led Emory's discussions with WellStar Health System to create a combined non-profit organization that would include Emory's Atlanta-based hospitals and post-acute-care assets and WellStar's hospitals and post-acute-care assets in Atlanta's northern suburbs. WellStar's five hospitals are leased from local hospital authorities.
In his university position, Mandl served on Emory Healthcare's board of directors and was appointed as its chairman in September 2014.He also sits on the board of a joint venture with St. Joseph's Health System in Atlanta.
Before coming to Emory, Mandl was a vice president at Duke University and a member of its senior leadership team. He has also held leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania, KPMG and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals.
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