- By Kevin Punsky
Mayo Clinic Names John Presutti, D.O., Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic has named John Presutti, D.O., as chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross (Georgia), effective March 2, 2015. Dr. Presutti succeeds Kenneth Calamia, M.D., who will retire from Mayo Clinic at the end of 2015.
“Dr. Presutti is a wonderfully gifted and proven physician leader,” says Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. “He brings energy and passion to his work and is committed to building upon Dr. Calamia’s successful leadership and involvement in the Waycross community.”
Dr. Presutti has been with Mayo Clinic since 1997. He currently is chair of the Division of Regional Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida. He also serves as medical director for Contracting and Payer Relations and is a member of the executive operations teams in Florida and Waycross. As a family practice physician, Dr. Presutti has dedicated his career to the health and well-being of his patients and the training and education of other family medicine physicians.
In his new role, Dr. Presutti will provide leadership, direction and operational oversight to the physicians and staff at Waycross. Drs. Presutti and Calamia will work together closely in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition.
Dr. Calamia has been the chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross since March 1, 2012, when Mayo Clinic integrated with Satilla Regional Medical Center to form the first Mayo Clinic Health System location in the Southeast. Since coming to Mayo Clinic in 1990, Dr. Calamia has been active in resident education and clinical research, and was appointed professor of medicine at Mayo in 2011. He has been a member of the Clinical Practice Committee at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, which oversees the clinical practice and quality of patient care. In 2008, he became chair of the Division of Rheumatology.
“We are very grateful for Dr. Calamia and his dedication to our patients, staff and communities during his distinguished career at Mayo Clinic,” says Dr. Farrugia. “We admire and respect his leadership abilities, his compassion in caring for patients and for the great work he accomplished in laying the foundation for Mayo’s practice in Waycross.”
Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, a subsidiary of Mayo Clinic in Florida, is one of the leading health care organizations in southeastern Georgia. It has more than 1,000 employees and 100 physicians, a heart center, senior behavioral unit, two nursing homes, cancer care unit, outpatient surgery and imaging services. Waycross, with a population of more than 15,000, is the principal city in the region that covers Pierce and Ware counties. The service area of Mayo Clinic Health System is comprised of Ware, Pierce, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Atkinson, Coffee, Bacon, Appling, and Wayne counties, with a combined population over 205,000.
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