Mayo Clinic Health System leader to retire

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The president and CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System for northwest Wisconsin plans to retire in the spring.

On Thursday morning, the health care provider announced that Dr. Randall Linton will retire in April 2017. Linton has held the position for 15 years, and served as a pediatrician for more than 20 years before that.

"I am truly grateful for a very rewarding career," Linton said in a statement. "Today, the organization is financially strong and 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.”

The organization said that it will start planning the process to find Linton's successor right away. It expects to make a final selection by January 2017. It said that person's title will be regional vice president, northwest Wisconsin region. Mayo said that will help the position align more effectively with other similar job titles and organizational structures.

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