Meet the CIOs of US News' top 10 children's hospitals

As technology continues to reshape the way care is delivered to patients, chief information officers have been the C-suite executive responsible to oversee the people, processes and technologies within a health system's organization to ensure they deliver outcomes that support the goals of an organization. Below are brief biographies of the CIOs at the hospitals and health systems that took the top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 best children's hospital rankings. 

1. Heather Nelson, Boston Children's Hospital

Ms. Nelson is Boston Children's Hospital's CIO and senior vice president. She stepped into her role Oct. 11. She is responsible for collaborating with leadership and key stakeholders across the hospital to help chart its cybersecurity and EHR plans. 

2. Myra Davis, Texas Children's Hospital (Houston)

Ms. Davis is Texas Children's Hospital's chief information officer and chief innovation officer. She was appointed chief information and innovation officer in February, and joined the hospital in 2002. 

3. Marianne James, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Ms. James serves as CIO and senior vice president of information services. During her time at Cincinnati Children's she has held positions in finance, physicians services, practice management and information technology.

4. Shakeeb Akhter, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Mr. Akhter stepped into the role of CIO in January 2022. He also serves as senior vice president. In his role as CIO, he is responsible for technology infrastructure, software applications, information services, cybersecurity and data analytics. 

5. Matt MacVey, Children's National Hospital (Washington, D.C.)

Mr. MacVey serves as CIO and executive vice president. In his role as CIO, he is responsible for enterprisewide IT strategy, cybersecurity and operations. Since joining Children's National Hospital in 2016, he has helped efforts to increase digital engagement technologies, uplift core enabling infrastructure, optimize provider EHR workflows and expanded data-driven research platforms.  

6. Srinivasan Suresh, MD, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dr. Suresh joined UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2014. He serves as CIO and chief medical officer. In his role as CIO, he is responsible for the hospital's EHR system, data warehouse and advanced analytics initiatives.

7. Dana Moore, Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora)

Mr. Moore serves as CIO and senior vice president. He joined Children's Hospital Colorado in 2017 after serving as senior vice president and CIO of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health. Mr. Moore has more than 30 years experience in healthcare financial management. 

8. Conrad Band, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Mr. Band was appointed CIO and interim senior vice president in May 2021. He is responsible for developing the legacy of information security, building infrastructure to align technology delivery and support enterprise operations.

9. Denise Zabawski, Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

Ms. Zabawski has been Nationwide Children's Hospital CIO for 14 years. During her time at the hospital, she has led the implementation of multiple electronic medical record systems, ERP systems, two new data center construction projects and supported the construction of many new facilities. 

10. Ed Kopetsky, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Mr. Kopetsky has expertise in integrated delivery systems, information technology planning and implementation, operations process and cost improvement, and consulting. He joined Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in 2009. Under his leadership the hospital was able to undergo large-scale advances in enterprise systems and customer service. 

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