MILWAUKEE, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Brent Phillips, a senior executive at Mayo Clinic, has accepted the position of chief operating officer of Aurora Medical Group.
Phillips will oversee all operational functions of the 960-physician medical group.
"Brent will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team," said Jeff Bailet, M.D., president of Aurora Medical Group. "He will play a key role in reinforcing Aurora Medical Group's central position in Aurora's integrated system, ensuring the best clinical outcomes and an outstanding experience for our patients."
Phillips has been with the Mayo system since 1999, most recently serving in a dual role as administrator of the International Office and administrator of the Operations Coordinating Group. In his operations role, he has been responsible for ensuring that all clinical and administrative strategic plans are aligned with Mayo's strategic direction. As administrator of the International Office, he developed and executed Mayo's international strategy, identifying opportunities in other countries to improve global health care and contribute to Mayo Clinic's research, education and clinical goals.
Earlier in his career at Mayo, Phillips served for several years as administrator of innovation, leading a group dedicated to creating and supporting a culture that embraced innovation. He also was administrator for cardiovascular diseases and surgery at Mayo.
Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Phillips was executive director of a 2,000-physician Independent Practice Association in Norfolk, Va. Earlier, he held several leadership positions at Sentara Healthcare, a not-for-profit system in Norfolk.
He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Idaho State University, and dual master's degrees in health care administration and business administration from the University of Minnesota.
"Aurora has an intense focus on service, quality, safety and innovation, and that's what attracted me," Phillips said. "In addition, I believe strongly in the benefits of integrated health care, and Aurora is a national leader in creating an integrated model that works."
Phillips will begin his role at Aurora on Oct. 19.
Founded in Milwaukee in 1990 with three physicians, Aurora Medical Group has grown to become one of the country's largest non-academic group practices, encompassing 960 primary care physicians and specialists. The physicians care for patients at clinics throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
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