Google taps Geisinger CEO in healthcare strategy


Google taps Geisinger CEO in healthcare strategy

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Google has hired the chief executive officer (CEO) and president of Pennsylvania-headquartered health care system Geisinger to lead its strategy in the healthcare space.

David Feinberg is leaving Geisinger in January 2019 to assume a leadership role at Google.

"Feinberg has led Geisinger through a significant period of transformation focusing on developing innovative programs and models to further our mission of value- and community-based care that ensures we are positioned to serve our communities well into the future," said Geisinger board chairman John Bravman. "We are deeply appreciative of his service to Geisinger, and we wish him only the best.”

Feinberg commented: “It has been a great privilege to lead Geisinger during the past nearly four years. Together, we have improved patient and member experience, along with our quality of care, employee engagement and physician and nurse recruitment, and our legacy of innovation has blossomed. I know that I am leaving Geisinger in capable hands as the leadership team continues to advance Geisinger’s important mission of taking care of the people we serve. I look forward to following Geisinger’s achievements in the years to come and will remain forever grateful to have had this tremendous opportunity.”

Meanwhile, Geisinger has appointed Jaewon Ryu as interim president and CEO, effective December 1, 2018. Ryu has served as executive vice president and chief medical officer since September 2016.

Bravman said: “Geisinger’s greatest strength is our people, and we are fortunate to have a proven leader in Dr. Ryu who is prepared to step into the CEO role on an interim basis. Our Board places a strong focus on developing talent throughout all levels of our organization, with the goal of fostering leaders who embody our core mission that has guided Geisinger for more than 100 years. Dr. Ryu is a great example of this, and I and the other members of our Board look forward to working with him and the entire leadership team as Geisinger continues to deliver exceptional care to our patients, our members and our communities.”

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