Mercy Regional Medical Center names Will McConnell CEO: 4 takeaways

Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, Colo., tapped Will McConnell, PhD, to serve as president and CEO.

Here are four takeaways:

1. Most recently, Dr. McConnell served as the medical center's vice president of operations and outreach strategy.

2. Prior to joining Mercy in 2010, he worked at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va.

3. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management Association.

4. He succeeds Tom Gessel, who is leaving to serve as senior vice president of operations and network development at Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health, Mercy's parent.

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