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Mayo president planning to retire

ROCHESTER — Dr. Bobbie Gostout, president of Mayo Clinic Health System, will retire at the end of the year after 24 years in clinical practice, research, education and administration.

In a press release, Mayo said that as president of Mayo Clinic Health System for the past five years, Gostout set the strategic vision for Mayo Clinic’s community practice in the Midwest, including 18 regional hospitals and 68 regional clinics. Together with the leaders in Northwest Wisconsin, Southwest Wisconsin, Southwest Minnesota and Southeast Minnesota regions of Mayo Clinic Health System, she led the integration of knowledge and strengthened the health system’s practices in the Upper Midwest.

Gostout joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1996. She served as chairwoman of the department from 2007 to 2016.

Gostout also served as a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and Mayo Clinic Health System’s regional boards of directors.

In addition to her leadership accomplishments, Gostout has made many contributions to clinical practice and research.

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