JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic has appointed Christina Zorn, J.D., as chief administrative officer of its campus in Jacksonville, Fla., and vice chair of Administration, Mayo Clinic.
She will serve as administrative partner to Gianrico Farrugia, M.D., incoming vice president of Mayo Clinic and chief executive officer of the Jacksonville campus, as previously announced. Zorn assumes her new role on Jan. 1.
“Christina Zorn has significant experience at Mayo Clinic as well as excellent insight into the strengths of Mayo Clinic’s Florida staff and the unique challenges of the local and regional market,” says Dr. Farrugia. “I look forward to working with Christina as we continue the excellent efforts underway in delivering outstanding care to our patients, advancing research and educating the next generation of providers in Florida and throughout the Southeast.”
Zorn has been with Mayo Clinic since 2002. She began her career at Mayo Clinic as a legal counsel and now serves as the chair of the Florida division of the Legal Department. In addition, Zorn has served as an administrator for the Department of Ophthalmology in Florida and for several key initiatives.
She succeeds Robert Brigham, who has served as chief administrative officer in Florida since 2005. Brigham will retire from Mayo Clinic at the end of 2014. Zorn will work closely with Brigham to ensure a smooth leadership transition.
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“Christina will make an excellent administrative partner to Dr. Farrugia,” says William Rupp, M.D., retiring vice president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic in Florida. “The physician-administrator partnership is one of Mayo Clinic’s operational strengths, and together they will do great things for the Florida campus.”
In addition to her responsibilities in Florida, Zorn will provide executive oversight of Mayo Clinic’s shared service departments of Human Resources, Information Technology and Planning Services across all of Mayo Clinic including Minnesota and Arizona campuses.
Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Zorn was a legal associate at Foley & Lardner in Orlando, Fla., where she provided counsel on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues.
Zorn earned a Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Neb., and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
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