Mayfield CEO Announces Retirement

CINCINNATI - Michael J. Gilligan, President and CEO of the Mayfield Clinic, has announced plans to retire from his position this summer.

As Mayfield's President and CEO since 1987, Mr. Gilligan has served as a visionary leader of physicians and staff and has augmented the organization's reputation as an innovator through the development and adoption of emerging technologies, the creation of new methods of healthcare delivery, and the construction of specialized healthcare delivery sites.

Under his leadership, Mayfield has more than doubled the number of patients it serves while adding offices in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Mr. Gilligan developed a skilled management team and worked with a dedicated physician-led board to drive Mayfield's vision, which included the development of an imaging center, ambulatory spine surgery center, pain management services, a spine patient management network, a patient navigation system, and collaborative projects including a radiation therapy center and a neuroscience center of excellence.

"While Mayfield has always been an entrepreneurial organization, Mr. Gilligan has brought us a higher level of business thinking," said Ronald Warnick, MD, a neurosurgeon and Chairman of Mayfield's Board of Directors. "His knowledge of the business of healthcare, and his vision to use that knowledge to help Mayfield grow in so many different ways, has been invaluable to our organization."

Dr. Warnick said the Board has begun the process of identifying Mr. Gilligan's successor, and Mr. Gilligan will remain as CEO until a successor is named. He added, "Our goal is to find a qualified individual who can help us take what Mr. Gilligan has accomplished and continue to build on Mayfield's reputation as one of the finest and most progressive medical groups in the nation."

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The Mayfield Clinic is recognized as one of the nation's leading physician organizations for clinical care, education, and research of the spine and brain. Supported by 20 neurosurgeons, five neurointensivists, an interventional radiologist, and a pain specialist, the Clinic treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield's physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for brain tumors and neurovascular diseases and disorders.

Michael Gilligan, FACHE

February  22, 2011

Cliff Peale
Communications Department