FORT MYERS — American Oncology Network, an alliance of cancer physicians and seasoned health care leaders in community oncology, has named President and COO Todd Schonherz CEO.
The position is effective April 1, according to a statement. Schonherz will succeed current CEO Brad Prechtl, who will transition to President and Chief Development Officer, the release adds.
Schonherz has been COO of AON since its inception in 2017 and was named president in January 2020. A nationally recognized health care executive with more than 25 years’ experience, he has made significant contributions across practice operations, central ancillaries, IT and strategy at AON, the release states. “Todd’s passion for our mission and commitment to our patients, team members and physicians is evident,” AON Advisory Board Chairman and Genesis Cancer Center Medical Oncologist Dr. Stephen “Fred” Divers says in the statement “The Board and I are confident that his vision for the future, coupled with his deep knowledge of the healthcare system and proven track record, positions us well as an organization.”
Prechtl, meanwhile, has served as AON CEO since 2017, and was instrumental in driving network growth to over 92 physicians in 16 states, the release states. Under his leadership, AON achieved month-over-month record results and expanded services including specialty pharmacy, pathology, care management and clinical research, the release adds.
“It has been a privilege to have led such an innovative organization,” Prechtl says in the statement. “When we founded AON two years ago, our mission was to preserve and protect the sustainability of community oncology for physicians and practices, to ensure patients have local access to exceptional cancer care. The success of our founding partner practices, and the exponential growth of the network is testament to the effectiveness of our business model. I am proud of all that we’ve accomplished together and continue to be inspired by the commitment of my colleagues, physicians, clinicians and employees.”
American Oncology Network is an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders partnering to ensure the long-term success of community oncology. It’s network represents 92 physicians and 62 nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing across 16 states.