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Cerner President Zane Burke stepping down

Posted at 9:20 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 10:20:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The president of Cerner is stepping down, the company announced Monday.

Zane Burke has been with Cerner since 1996, and his last day will be Nov. 2.

Burke has held a number of positions in that time, including executive positions in sales, implementation, support and finance. 

He was named president in 2013.

Executive Vice President of Worldwide Client Relationships John Peterzalek will take on Burke’s responsibilities and the title of Chief Client Officer, effective immediately, the company said.

Cerner Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer issued the following statement:

“We thank Zane for his contributions to Cerner across more than two decades,” said Cerner Chairman and CEO Brent Shafer. “Zane leaves the company with a strong client focus and commitment to continued innovation, partnership and sustainable growth deeply engrained in our culture and leadership philosophy. I am very confident in the capabilities of Cerner’s strong and experienced leadership team.”

Burke reflected on his time with Cerner, writing in a news release:

“Cerner has been a disruptive force of positive change across health care throughout its history, and I’m pleased with the accomplishments we’ve achieved together with our clients and the broader industry community. Complex and evolving challenges remain, and Cerner is uniquely positioned to continue innovating for the good of consumers and health care providers.”