Shirley Weis, Trustee

Shirley Weis is chief administrative officer and vice president of Mayo Clinic. She is a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees and serves as secretary for the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors. In collaboration with John H. Noseworthy, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic, she coordinates overall institutional strategy and stewardship of Mayo resources.  She oversees operations of Mayo Clinic’s $9 billion, physician-led healthcare system that treats more than a million people each year through its sites in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ms. Weis has held a number of clinical and administrative positions in her 35-year career, including chair of Administrative Services for Mayo Clinic in Arizona, chair of the Mayo Clinic Managed Care Department, executive director for Mayo Management Services Inc., chief operating officer for Blue Care Network-Mid-Michigan, and emergency department manager for Lansing General Hospital, Lansing, Michigan.


Ms. Weis has a broad academic background.  She has taught healthcare leadership courses at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Community College and for the Michigan Hospital Association.  In addition, she has published several healthcare management articles.

A magna cum laude graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Nursing, Ms. Weis also holds a Masters in Management degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.  She has been named a Michigan State University Distinguished Alumna and has received the Diana Award for Outstanding Business Women.  She was named one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2007 and one of 25 Women Industry Leaders in the Twin Cities in 2009.  The Women’s Health Leadership Trust recently awarded her the Trusted Senior Leader Award for 2012.

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