Marshfield Clinic Health System today announced that Susan Turney, MD, MS, FACP, FACMPE, is stepping down as CEO in September 2023.

Turney became the organization’s first CEO in September 2014 and has guided it through unprecedented growth and expansion while serving as an industry leader advocating for rural health care. Turney will continue to lead the Health System as it progresses through the proposed merger with Essentia Health announced in October. The two health systems anticipate reaching a definitive agreement in the coming months.

“I thank Dr. Turney for the passion and commitment she shows to the Health System,” said Mark Bugher, chair of the Marshfield Clinic Health System board of directors. “Her leadership has transformed the organization into one of the leading rural health care systems in the country, expanding access to care for patients and communities throughout rural Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s truly an honor to work side-by-side with her and seeing firsthand the dedication she shows this organization.”