NEW INFORMATION: Mayo Clinic Health System president retires

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- After nearly 36 years of service, Randall Linton, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System for northwest Wisconsin, is retiring at the end of April.

Dr. Linton has served in his current capacity as president and CEO for the past 15 years. Prior to that, he served as a pediatrician for more than 20 years. Linton announced his retirement plans in September 2016.

“During my career, I have had the honor of providing health care to young children and watching them grow into adults,” Dr. Linton says. “I also had the honor of being a part of establishing Mayo Clinic Health System in northwest Wisconsin and watching it develop into one of the region’s leading health care organizations. I am truly grateful for a very rewarding career. Today, the organization is positioned to continue to meet the needs of our patients well into the future. It’s a good time to transition out of this leadership role, and I know the mission and vision of Mayo Clinic will continue to be upheld.”

Dr. Linton’s successor is Richard Helmers, M.D., who will hold the title of regional vice president, northwest Wisconsin region