After a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Army, George Brown is taking on new challenges as president and CEO of Legacy Health System in Portland, Ore. Since 2008, Brown, 62, has led the five-hospital system serving greater Portland and southwest Washington state. Prior to joining Legacy Health, Brown was chief operating officer at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash. A gastroenterologist, Brown rose through the ranks of the Army to become a brigadier general. His posts included commanding general at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis, Wash., and commander of Walter Reed Health Care System in Washington.
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