ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced today that Bill George, a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and former Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, has accepted the appointment to be Mayo Clinic's representative on the Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) Board. The DMCC was created as part of the Destination Medical Center (DMC) legislation passed in May and serves as the public governing board charged with overseeing the implementation of DMC. Thew outlines the appointments of the eight members of the DMCC Board, with Governor Mark Dayton appointing four, the City of Rochester appointing two, Olmsted County appointing one and Mayo Clinic appointing one.
Bill George is currently a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and serves as a director on the boards of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs, as well as Mayo Clinic. He is also an author and sought-after global speaker and commentator.
"Bill George brings a wealth of experience to the DMCC, having led one of the most respected global medical companies in the world," says John Noseworthy, M.D., Mayo Clinic president and CEO. "We are thrilled that Bill will serve as Mayo Clinic's representative on the board. Bill's experience and expertise will be a critical asset to the work of helping shape the DMC vision and building the exciting future of Rochester and Mayo Clinic in Minnesota."
Mayo Clinic's decision to invest several billion dollars over the next 20 years and establish its global DMC in Minnesota presents an unprecedented opportunity for our state and the Rochester area specifically," says George. "I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on the DMCC advisory board and look forward to working with the Governor's appointees and the Rochester and County leaders to establish the best path for DMC and the State of Minnesota."