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Franciscan names new head of doctors’ group

Tacoma’s CHI Franciscan Health named a new leader of its physician’s group Thursday.

Michael Marshall, who is an executive with a nonprofit health system in Minnesota, will be the president and chief medical officer of Franciscan Medical Group.

Marshall now works for Allina Health, where he is president of a clinic network that involves more than 1,000 doctors and other medical professionals in the Twin Cities, according to a news release. Franciscan’s medical group involves about 600 doctors in King, Pierce and Kitsap counties.

Franciscan declined to disclose Marshall’s salary, spokesman Scott Thompson said in an email.

Marshall also has worked for the Aurora Medical Group in Wisconsin, and the Foundation Partners Medical Group in New Hampshire.

He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed board certification in both the United States and Canada. Marshall has a master’s degree in management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg and is working on another in finance from the University of Southern New Hampshire.

Marshall will start work in late February. He will be part of Franciscan’s senior executive team. He succeeds Stephen Spare, who retired last year.

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