Billings Clinic appoints Dr. Scott Ellner CEO

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Billings (Mont.) Clinic has selected Scott Ellner, DO, to serve as CEO, effective in January.

Dr. Ellner most recently served as group president and CEO for Centura Health Physician Group, a network of 900 physicians in more than 250 locations in Colorado and Western Kansas. He was previously president of the Saint Francis Medical Group in Hartford, Conn.

He worked as trauma surgeon at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford and was an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington.

In addition to his medical training, he completed a fellowship in patient safety and leadership with the American Hospital Association and earned a master's degree in healthcare management from Boston-based Harvard University.

Dr. Ellner takes over from Robert Merchant, MD, and John Schallenkamp, MD, who have served as interim co-CEOs since May.

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