Fairview Health Services appoints James Hereford CEO: 4 takeaways

Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services named James Hereford president and CEO, according to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report.

Here are four takeaways:

1. Mr. Hereford will assume his new role Dec. 12.

2. He is currently the COO at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Health.

3. Prior to that, he was COO at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, a nonprofit research group.

4. Mr. Hereford replaces David Murphy, who has served as interim CEO for around a year and a half.

"As one of the most comprehensive, integrated health systems in the country with strong academic and community partners, Fairview is well positioned for the future and I look for to being part of such a passionate and dedicated team in driving a healthier future for all those we serve," said Mr. Hereford in a statement, according to a report.

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