MGMA Names Turney CEO

John Commins, July 12, 2011

Medical Group Management Association and its credentialing and standard-setting body American College of Medical Practice Executives on Monday said it has named a Wisconsin primary care physician as its new president/CEO.

Susan Turney, MD, an internist, will take over in early October, succeeding William F. Jessee, MD, who retires in September after 12 years at the associations. Turney, a fellow in ACMPE, was picked by the boards of directors after a year-long national search.

She will oversee the strategy and operations of MGMA, ACMPE, and their affiliated organizations. With 22,500 members, MGMA is the largest national professional association representing medical practice managers and executives. 

Turney has been CEO and executive vice president of the Wisconsin Medical Society since 2004. She founded and chaired the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network to promote patient-centered healthcare, and advance the use of information technology to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. She also co-founded the Wisconsin Health Information Organization. Along with her clinical practice, Turney was medical director for patient financial services at Marshfield (WI) Clinic.

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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