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Mayo Clinic CEO to retire at the end of 2018

Neurologist John Noseworthy has led the system for nine years, and has been a part of it for almost 30.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

After nine years at the helm of Mayo Clinic, physician CEO John Noseworthy has announced plans to retire at the end of 2018, having agreed to serve one more year. Noseworthy's total tenure with the renowned healthcare organization spans 28 years.

"We would have welcomed Dr. Noseworthy serving even longer, but we respect his personal decision to retire and are confident in the strong pool of succession candidates," said Samuel Di Piazza, chair, Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees.

Di Piazza said a search committee will be announced soon, and broad input will be solicited from Mayo Clinic staff. He highlighted some of Noseworthy's major accomplishments during his tenure as CEO including high staff satisfaction and high-quality outcomes, serving more patients and increasing revenues, as well as boosting the organization's external visibility and achieve designation as the No. 1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2016 and 2017. 

"I am honored that the Board of Trustees asked me to serve another year, through the end of 2018," says Dr. Noseworthy. "2017 was an extraordinary year for Mayo Clinic, and I look forward to working with our leadership team throughout 2018 to continue to strengthen Mayo Clinic and advance our humanitarian mission."

A neurologist, Noseworthy is a current member of Merck & Co's Board of Directors and serves as a Health Governor for the World Economic Forum. He also chairs the Editors-in-Chief Committee for the American Academy of Neurology and is a member of its Board of Directors.

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