Friday, May 13, 2011
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Wyatt Decker, M.D., has been named Mayo Clinic vice president and chief executive officer in Arizona, succeeding Victor Trastek, M.D., who has served as chief executive officer at the Arizona campus since 2002. The announcement was made today at the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees quarterly meeting.
Dr. Decker will work closely with administrative and physician leaders in Arizona in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.
"Dr. Decker brings a wealth of experience to his new role," says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic President and CEO. "Dr. Decker is an excellent physician leader with a well-earned reputation for health care knowledge and operational excellence. He understands how health care issues affect patient care and has a deep appreciation of Mayo's mission and strategic vision."
Dr. Decker has been with Mayo Clinic for more than 16 years as a consultant and professor of emergency medicine. He has served in numerous leadership roles, including chair of Emergency Medicine, with chair responsibilities for both the emergency departments at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and Jacksonville, Fla. He currently serves as chair of the Mayo Clinic Personnel Committee in Rochester and is leading the Rochester Destination Medical Community initiative. In addition, he is a member of the Diversity Oversight Committee, the Rochester Executive Operations Team, and the Mayo Clinic Medical Transportation System Board of Directors.
"We deeply appreciate Dr. Trastek's outstanding leadership, which enabled Mayo Clinic in Arizona to establish itself as the premier academic medical organization in the Southwest," says Dr. Noseworthy.
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