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Wright State Physicians CEO stepping down

Dr. Alan Marco is stepping down as president and CEO of Wright State Physicians, effective March 31, according to an internal email obtained by the Dayton Daily News.

According to the email, Dr. Marco will be replaced as president by Dr. Jerry Yaklic — an obstetrician-gynecologist with Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology and chair and associate professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

Kimberly Paul, Wright State Physicians’ chief operating officer, will take over as CEO, according to the email.

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The email also stated Wright State Physicians and Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine would “continue to evaluate affiliations that offer integrated care for patients, improve the learning experience of medical students and residents, and attract physicians to our community.’’

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Leaders of the Wright State medical school have been in talks with Dayton-based Premier Health about a possible affiliation with southwest Ohio’s largest health system that may involve the physicians’ group.

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“We are pleased to be in the process of working toward an agreement with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine that is intended to strengthen the long-term availability of physicians through education and training to serve our community and enhance access to clinical care,” read a statement from Premier. “With a long history of collaboration and partnership, we look forward to continuing this important work.”

Wright State Physicians is one of the largest physician-managed multi specialty groups in the Dayton area.

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