Geisinger CEO hired by Google to oversee healthcare push

Google has taken another prominent healthcare executive under its roof to oversee the company’s own healthcare initiatives, The Wall Street Journal reported.

David Feinberg, MD, who has served as president and CEO of Geisinger Health System since 2015, has been named to a newly created leadership role at Google. Geisinger, based in Danville, Pennsylvania, is a healthcare system that operates 13 hospital campuses and a health plan with nearly 600,000 members. It serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, will act as interim president and CEO of Geisinger starting Dec. 1, 2018, Geisinger announced.

Google’s latest hire continues the company’s emergence in the healthcare space. Google is reportedly working on an AI-powered wellness app, among other initiatives. Google’s parent company Alphabet has also invested hundreds of millions of dollars in healthcare startups, including health insurer Oscar Health.

Feinberg will help provide strategic direction for Google's ongoing healthcare pushes, the WSJ reported. 

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