Mayo Clinic's CEO for northwest Wisconsin retiring at the end of April

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Health System's Randall Linton, MD, president and CEO of its northwest Wisconsin region is around two weeks away from retiring.

Here are five things to know:

1. Dr. Linton has served in his current role for 15 years.

2. He practiced as a pediatrician for 20 years prior to that.

3. During his tenure as CEO, he played a key role in establishing the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in northwest Wisconsin to train primary care physicians.

4. He announced his retirement plans in September 2016 and has been helping to ensure a smooth transition.

5. Richard Helmers, MD, is taking over Dr. Linton's duties. However, Dr. Helmers will hold the title of regional vice president, northwest Wisconsin region, to better align within Mayo Clinic's organizational structures.

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