Former Mayo Clinic CEO, president joins UnitedHealth Group board

This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. Photo: AP/ Jim Mone
This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

February 13, 2019 11:12 AM

The former Mayo Clinic CEO and president has joined UnitedHealth Group's board of directors, according to an announcement made Wednesday.

Dr. John Noseworthy served as president and CEO of Mayo Clinic from 2009 until his retirement in 2018. He served a total of 28 years with Mayo Clinic.

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During his time as Mayo Clinic's president and CEO, the clinic was named the No. 1 hospital by U.S. News and World Report.

Stephen Hemsley, the executive chairman of UnitedHealth Group's board of directors, said Noseworthy's "leadership has been decisive in Mayo's achievement of consistently high performance in health care quality, safety, research and finance, while championing wide-ranging improvements in the health care experience for both patients and physicians."

Hemsley also said the board "welcomes his (Noseworthy's) expertise as UnitedHealth Group works to improve the future of health care."

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