CHICAGO – Marshfield Clinic Health System has announced that CEO Dr. Susan Turney was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

The recognition program acknowledges physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.

“From the opioid crisis to dramatic changes in public policy to a shifting reimbursement model, healthcare organizations are facing significant challenges. The physician executives on this year’s list are at the forefront of driving change in the healthcare industry,” said Matthew Weinstock, Modern Healthcare’s managing editor in a news release. “The list includes physician executives who are influencing healthcare both locally and nationally.”

Turney is recognized as a national thought leader and expert in strategic planning, executive management and external relations; as well as a national speaker on the business of health care, according to the release. She was named Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO in 2014. From 1982-2004, Turney was a physician at Marshfield Clinic, practicing internal medicine, serving in education and leadership roles while later being named medical director for Patient Financial Services???.  ?

“I believe this recognition is a reflection of the many things we are doing as a system to transform rural health care and serve our patients, families and communities,” Turney said. “Truly, this award belongs to our entire system because everything we have accomplished has been as a team.”

The complete ranking is a main feature in the June 18 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of the winners are available at

Photo courtesy Marshfield Clinic Health System.