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Cerner Names New President, CCSO

By Jack O'Brien  
   February 19, 2020

The leadership announcement came two weeks after the company released its year-end earnings report.

Cerner Corp. announced the appointment of Don Trigg as president of the company Tuesday, according to a press release.

Additionally, the Kansas City-based health information technology company announced the appointment of John Peterzalek as Chief Client and Services Officer (CCSO).

"I want to congratulate Don and John on their expanded roles,” Brent Shafer, CEO of Cerner, said in a statement. "These appointments, along with other enhancements we are making to Cerner’s leadership structure to create better alignment and accountability, will build on the progress we’ve made since launching Cerner’s new operating model in 2019 to align more closely with our clients’ strategic objectives and position Cerner for long-term growth."

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Both Trigg and Peterzalek are longtime Cerner employees and will take on executive roles that give them the chance to oversee key operations for the company.

Trigg will be responsible for Cerner's product portfolio, programmatic efforts related to its platform modernization, and key product lines.

Meanwhile, in his role as CCSO, Peterzalek will oversee 10,000 employees "focused on delivering, running and supporting Cerner solutions."

The leadership announcement came two weeks after the company released its year-end earnings report.

The company saw both its quarterly and full year revenues increase by 6% year-over-year, though full year bookings of almost $6 billion represented a year-over-year decline due to Cerner "being more selective in the types of contracts it pursues."

Related: Cerner Notches Nearly $5.7B in Full Year Revenues

Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.


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