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By any measure, Lt. Gen. Ronald Place has had a distinguished career. A three-star general and surgeon who reached the peak of U.S. Army leadership, Place retired this year after serving as CEO of the Defense Health Agency in Washington, D.C. There, he provided leadership to the Department of Defense for medical programs for 9.6 million patients and 140,000 staff in 45 hospitals.
Now, the Huron native is coming home. Following a national search, the Avera Board of Directors named Place its regional president and CEO of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center. He replaces David Flicek, who will be the chief operating officer for Avera Health and the chief administrative officer for Avera Medical Group.
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