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Mayo Clinic CEO is retiring

Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy speaks at an event.
Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy speaks at an event in 2013. Photo: Karen Bleier / AFP via Getty Images

Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy will retire from his position at the end of 2018.

Why it matters: This opens up one of the most prestigious executive positions in health care, given Mayo Clinic's clinical reputation. Mayo Clinic's board — which includes big names such as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, former Ford CEO Alan Mulally and President Obama's former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar — hopes to pick Noseworthy's successor by the fall.

Go deeper: Noseworthy raised eyebrows last year after he said the medical center would prioritize patients who have private health insurance over those who have Medicare and Medicaid.