Turney named president, CEO of MGMA

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The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and its credentialing and standard-setting body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), have named Susan L. Turney, MD, as president and CEO.

Turney, an internist, will take the reins in early October, succeeding William F. Jessee, MD, who will retire in September after 12 years as MGMA’s president. The Boards of Directors selected and confirmed Turney after a yearlong national search, according to the Englewood, Colo.-based association.

Turney will oversee the strategy and operations of MGMA, ACMPE and their affiliated organizations. With 22,500 members, MGMA is the largest national professional association representing medical practice managers and executives.

Turney has served as the CEO and executive vice president of the Wisconsin Medical Society since 2004. During her tenure there, she founded and chaired the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network (WISHIN) to improve individual and community health, promote patient-centered healthcare and advance the use of IT to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. Turney also co-founded the Wisconsin Health Information Organization and spearheaded the vision, strategy and execution of initiatives to optimize healthcare delivery and to help ensure accessible, efficient, patient-centered quality care for Wisconsin citizens. Turney also served as the medical director for patient financial services at Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wis.

Turney served as the 2005-06 MGMA board chair as well as in other board and committee positions and has been an ACMPE Fellow since 2005, MGMA stated.

Turney holds a medical degree and a master’s of science degree in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her internal medicine residency at Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph’s Hospital.