Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), today announced that Mark Laret, chief executive officer of University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, has joined Nuance’s board of directors.
Mr. Laret is a respected and well-known voice within the healthcare industry. He currently serves as CEO at the UCSF Medical Center, a top-ten U.S. hospital, where he oversees a $1.4 billion operation with more than 7,000 employees. Previously, Mr. Laret held CEO and other leadership positions with University of California Irvine Medical Center and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center. Mr. Laret is active in national initiatives to improve the quality, safety, and financing of medical care through leadership positions with the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the University Healthsystem Consortium. He received a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree from UCLA. Mr. Laret also serves on the board of Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
“Mark is a strong CEO and leader in healthcare, and we look forward to benefiting from his thoughtful insight and broad experience as a member of our board,” said Paul Ricci, chairman and CEO, Nuance Communications. “We believe Mark’s business acumen and firm understanding of the role technology plays in healthcare can greatly influence Nuance’s strategic growth.”
“Nuance is clearly one of the most innovative companies in the healthcare IT industry today,” said Mark Laret, CEO, UCSF Medical Center. “I am privileged to join this dynamic team and look forward to working closely with Paul and the rest of Nuance’s board to lead the next phase of growth.”
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