100 hospital and health system CIOs to know | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2016 edition of its list of 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.

The executives are leading their organizations through healthcare's technology revolution, overseeing EHR installations, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements while working to keep data secure from breaches, among countless other priorities.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders for this list based on editorial research and discretion, including prominent CIOs and those who head up IT for some of the nation's largest and most respected hospitals and health systems.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated providers. Leaders could not pay for inclusion on this list. Leaders are presented in alphabetical order.

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Michael Archuleta. Director of IT for Mt. San Rafael Hospital (Trinidad, Colo.). Mr. Archuleta joined Mt. San Rafael Hospital in 2012 as director of IT, inheriting a hospital with no health IT team, data center or crucial cybersecurity plan. [READ MORE] 

Pamela Arora. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Health System of Texas (Dallas). Under Ms. Arora's leadership, Children's Health System of Texas achieved Stage 7 of HIMSS EMR Adoption Model in 2010. [READ MORE]

Pamela Banchy, RN. CIO of Western Reserve Hospital (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). Ms. Banchy has more than 15 years of health IT experience and has been in healthcare for more than 30 years. [READ MORE]

Daniel Barchi. CIO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York). Mr. Barchi took on the CIO role at NewYork-Presbyterian in December 2015. [READ MORE]

Mark Barner. Senior Vice President and CIO of Ascension; CEO of Ascension Information Services (St. Louis). In the dual roles of CIO of Ascension and CEO of AIS, Mr. Barner manages IT operations, strategy, project execution and service delivery. [READ MORE]

Gary Barnes. Senior Vice President and CIO for Medical Center Health System (Odessa, Texas). Mr. Barnes has been with Medical Center Health System for nearly 30 years and was previously with IBM. [READ MORE]

Jayne Bassler, RN. CIO of Florida Hospital (Orlando). Ms. Bassler has served as CIO of Florida Hospital in Orlando since 2012. [READ MORE]

Chris Belmont. Vice President and CIO of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). Mr. Belmont has been vice president and CIO of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center since 2013. [READ MORE]

Julie Berry. CIO of Steward Health Care System (Boston). Ms. Berry has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare technology. [READ MORE] 

John Bosco. Senior Vice President and CIO of Northwell Health (Great Neck, N.Y.). Mr. Bosco heads up IT functions at Northwell Health, formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. [READ MORE] 

Robert Brandner. CIO of Spectrum Health Systems (Worcester, Mass.). Mr. Brander has years of experience at Dell Computers in IT enterprise architecture. [READ MORE]

Geoffrey Brown. CIO of Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta). Mr. Brown was appointed CIO of Piedmont Healthcare in 2014. [READ MORE]

Paul Browne. Senior Vice President of Applied Informatics and CIO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Tenet appointed Mr. Browne senior vice president and CIO in 2012. [READ MORE]

Jon Burns. Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Mr. Burns has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit healthcare. [READ MORE]

Bobbie Byrne, MD. Vice President and CIO of Edward-Elmhurst (Ill.) Healthcare. Dr. Byrne was named CIO of Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare in 2013, shortly after the organization was formed by the merger of Edward Hospital and Health Services in Naperville, Ill., and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. [READ MORE]

Deborah Cancilla. CIO of PinnacleHealth System (Harrisburg, Pa.). Ms. Cancilla, CIO of PinnacleHealth since 2014, is leading an enterprisewide Epic EHR installation, which will span three hospitals and more than 74 ambulatory and specialty sites. [READ MORE]

Mike Canfield. CIO of Augusta Health System (Fishersville, Va.). Mr. Canfield stepped into his role at Augusta Health System in January. [READ MORE]

Kumar Chatani. Executive Vice President and CIO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York). Mr. Chatani served as vice president and regional CIO of Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Region in Portland, Ore., for nearly nine years before joining Mount Sinai as executive vice president and CIO in 2011. [READ MORE]

Matthew Chambers. CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). Mr. Chambers served as CIO of Scott & White Healthcare until 2013, when it merged with Baylor Health Care System. [READ MORE]

Marc Chasin, MD. System Vice President and CIO/CMIO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). Though Dr. Chasin began working at St. Luke's in 2010, he was appointed to interim CIO/CMIO in November 2012. [READ MORE]

Carl Christensen. Vice President and CIO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). In addition to serving as CIO of NMHC, Mr. Christensen is also CIO of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. [READ MORE] 

George Conklin. Senior Vice President and CIO of CHRISTUS Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Conklin has been with CHRISTUS Health since its inception in 1999. [READ MORE] 

Andy Crowder. CIO and Corporate Senior Vice President of Scripps Health (San Diego). The recently appointed Mr. Crowder took the role of CIO and corporate vice president of Scripps Health Jan. 18. [READ MORE]

Richard (Dick) Daniels. Executive Vice President and CIO of Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). Mr. Daniels began his role as executive vice president and CIO of Kaiser in February 2015. [READ MORE]

Randy Davis. Vice President and CIO of CGH Medical Center (Sterling, Ill.). In his current position, Mr. Davis serves as vice president of support services and CIO of CGH Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Myra Davis. Senior Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). In December 2012, Ms. Davis began serving as senior vice president of information services and CIO at Texas Children's Hospital. [READ MORE]

Frank DiSanzo. Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and CIO of Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Brunswick, N.J.). In 2008, Mr. DiSanzo began his role as chief strategy officer and CIO of Saint Peter's. [READ MORE]

Jake Dorst. CIO of Tahoe Forest Health District (Truckee, Calif.). Mr. Dorst began his role as CIO of Tahoe Forest Health District, which includes Tahoe Forest Hospital, in August 2014. [READ MORE]

Marcy Dunn. Senior Vice President and CIO of Catholic Health Services of Long Island (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Ms. Dunn first joined Catholic Health Services in 2001, after working with the system as a consultant. [READ MORE]

Adrienne Edens. Valley Area CIO of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). With more than 30 years of health IT experience, Ms. Edens was named CIO of the Valley Area in August 2015. [READ MORE]

Dee Emon, BSN. Vice President and CIO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Ms. Emon stepped into her current role with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center last April. [READ MORE]

Dick Escue. CIO of Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, Colo.). Mr. Escue took the helm of IT at Valley View Hospital in September 2013. [READ MORE]

Ferdinand Feola. Vice President and CIO of Pocono Medical Center (East Stroudsburg, Pa.). Mr. Feola has been with Pocono Medical Center since 2008 and CIO since October 2013. [READ MORE]

Rick Frederick. CIO of Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, N.H.). Mr. Frederick stepped into his role as CIO in 2014 after serving for three years as director of Cottage Hospital's information technology department. [READ MORE]

Shirley Gabriel. Vice President of Information Systems and CIO of University Health Care System (Augusta, Ga.). Ms. Gabriel came to University Health Care System in early 2015 after serving as vice president and CIO of the University of Arizona Health Network in Tucson. [READ MORE]

Roland Garcia. Senior Vice President and CIO of Baptist Health (Jacksonville, Fla.). Mr. Garcia has been senior vice president and CIO of Baptist Health since 2001. [READ MORE]

Indranil (Neal) Ganguly. Vice President and CIO of JFK Health System (Edison, N.J.). Mr. Ganguly joined JFK Health System in November 2013 as vice president and CIO with nearly 15 years of CIO experience under his belt. [READ MORE]

Sreekant Gottimukkala. CIO of Prime Healthcare Services (Ontario, Calif.). Mr. Gottimukkala became CIO of Prime Healthcare in 2006, and then vice president and CIO of Prime in 2012. [READ MORE]

Joy Grosser. Vice President and CIO of UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). Ms. Grosser has served as vice president and CIO of UnityPoint Health since 2009. [READ MORE]

John Halamka, MD. CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). In addition to serving as CIO of BIDMC, Dr. Halamka is also a practicing emergency physician and a blogger, writing on "Life as a Healthcare CIO." [READ MORE]

C. Martin Harris, MD. CIO and Chairman of the Information Technology Division for Cleveland Clinic
. Dr. Harris is a staff member in the Department of General Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, where he has also served as the CIO and chairman of the Information Technology Division since 2009. [READ MORE]

Steve Hess. CIO of University of Colorado Health (Aurora). Mr. Hess became the CIO of University of Colorado Hospital in 2009. [READ MORE]

Kyle Johnson. Vice President and CIO of Eastern Maine Health Systems (Brewer). Ms. Johnson, a healthcare leader with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, was appointed to her current role in 2014. [READ MORE] 

Liz Johnson, MS, FCHIME, FHIMSS, CHCIO, RN-BC. CIO of Acute Care Hospitals & Applied Clinical Informatics for Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). As CIO of acute care hospitals and applied clinical informatics, Ms. Johnson oversees the health IT at 84 Tenet hospitals across the nation. [READ MORE]

Beverly Jordan, MSN, RN. Vice President and Chief Information and Transformation Officer of Baptist Memorial Health Care (Memphis, Tenn.).Baptist Memorial Health Care appointed Ms. Jordan to vice president and chief information and technology officer to lead the organization's transition to EHR vendor Epic in December 2015. [READ MORE]

Mark Kilborn. CIO of Springhill Medical Center (Mobile, Ala.). For nearly 30 years, Mr. Kilborn served as the operations manager of Mobile (Ala.) Infirmary Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Suresh Krishnan. Vice President and CIO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Mr. Krishnan has been vice president and CIO of Loretto Hospital for nearly three years. [READ MORE]

Mary Anne Leach. Senior Vice President and CIO of Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). Ms. Leach became senior vice president and CIO in 2007. [READ MORE]

Philip Loftus, PhD. Senior Vice President and CIO of SSM Health (St. Louis). Dr. Loftus joined SSM Health as senior vice president and CIO in January 2015, where he oversees the IT and clinical engineering services for the health system's acute care hospitals, physician practices and nursing homes. [READ MORE]

Jonathan Manis. Senior Vice President and CIO of Sutter Health (Sacramento). As CIO of Sutter Health for nearly a decade, Mr. Manis oversees the health system's more than $1 billion investment in using health technologies to improve patient care, including medication bar coding, the tele-ICU and the EHR. [READ MORE]

Ed McCallister. Senior Vice President and CIO of UPMC (Pittsburgh). Mr. McCallister assumed his current position in 2014. Previously, Mr. McCallister spent 15 years with UPMC's Insurance Services Division, first as director and then as vice president and CIO. [READ MORE]

William McConnell. Senior Vice President and CIO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). In addition to his senior vice president and CIO duties, Mr. McConnell also sits on the board of directors for cloud computing company Bluelock and the Indianapolis chapter of the American Heart Association. [READ MORE]

Thomas McGill, MD. Vice President of Quality and Safety and CIO of Butler (Pa.) Health System. Dr. McGill joined Butler Health System's flagship Butler Memorial Hospital in 1993 as an infectious disease practitioner. [READ MORE]

Mark McMath. CIO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Memphis, Tenn.). Though a newcomer to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare — he joined the system in August 2015 — Mr. McMath has a healthcare leadership career spanning more than 30 years. [READ MORE]

Pamela McNutt. Senior Vice President and CIO of Methodist Health System (Dallas). Ms. McNutt has served as senior vice president and CIO of Methodist Health System since April 1993. [READ MORE]

Bruce Metz, PhD. Senior Vice President and CIO of Lahey Health (Burlington, Mass.). For more than 20 years, Dr. Metz has served in senior management and executive IT positions in healthcare and higher education. [READ MORE]

Aaron Miri. CIO of Walnut Hill Medical Center (Dallas). Walnut Hill Medical Center opened its doors in April 2014, and Mr. Miri came on board as CIO in February 2015. [READ MORE]

Michael Mistretta. Vice President and CIO of Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington). Mr. Mistretta joined Virginia Hospital Center in 2015, bringing nearly 30 years of experience to the job of vice president and CIO. [READ MORE] 

Dana Moore. Senior Vice President and CIO of Centura Health (Englewood, Colo.). Mr. Moore joined Centura Health in 2001 and has been responsible for the development and implementation of the system's IT strategy across its Colorado and Kansas facilities, comprising 15 hospitals. [READ MORE]

Jon Morris, MD. Senior Vice President and CIO of WellStar Health System (Alpharetta, Ga.). Prior to becoming CIO of WellStar Health System in 2011, Dr. Morris served as interim CIO and the system's first CMIO while also practicing emergency medicine at Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta and was a medical informatics consultant for WellStar. [READ MORE] 

Pravene Nath, MD. CIO of Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. Dr. Nath first joined Stanford Health Care in 2008 as the system's CMIO before becoming CIO in 2013. [READ MORE]

Janice Newell. Senior Vice President and CIO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). As CIO of Providence, Ms. Newell oversaw the largest U.S. implementation of Epic EMR system. [READ MORE]

Daniel Nigrin, MD. Senior Vice President for Information Services and CIO of Boston Children's Hospital. As CIO of Boston Children's, Dr. Nigrin — who is board certified in pediatric endocrinology and clinical informatics — oversees all of the hospital's clinical, research, teaching and administrative IT systems. [READ MORE] 

Jim Noga. Vice President and CIO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Mr. Noga joined Massachusetts General Hospital as director of clinical applications in 1990 before assuming the role of CIO of the hospital in 1997. [READ MORE] 

Joe Norris. CIO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center (Wilmington, N.C.). Prior to arriving at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Mr. Norris was the associate vice chancellor and CIO for East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. [READ MORE] 

Michael O'Rourke. Senior Vice President and CIO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Before being appointed CIO of Catholic Health Initiatives in 2009, Mr. O'Rourke was a private consultant with the health system for two years. [READ MORE]

Jaime Parent. Vice President of IT Operations and Associate CIO of Rush University (Chicago). In addition to overseeing day-to-day technical operations and IT infrastructure for Rush University, Mr. Parent is also responsible for all of the school's IT research, support for its three graduate schools and school of medicine and is the graduate  course director for health systems management. [READ MORE]

Marty Paslick. Senior Vice President and CIO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). In his nearly 30-year career with HCA, Mr. Paslick served as vice president and COO of the system before being appointed to senior vice president and CIO in 2012. [READ MORE]

Doris Peek, PhD. Senior Vice President of IT and CIO of Broward Health (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.). Since 2006, Dr. Peek has served as senior vice president of IT and CIO of Broward Health. [READ MORE] 

Fred Peet. Vice President of Information Technology and CIO of Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center. Mr. Peet served as Yuma Regional Medical Center's interim CIO before taking on the role permanently in 2015. [READ MORE]

Keith Perry. CIO of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.).Mr. Perry is still fairly new to his position, as he was named CIO of St. Jude in 2015. [READ MORE]

Cindy Peterson. Vice President and CIO of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital (Valencia, Calif.). Ms. Peterson has more than 25 years of health IT experience. [READ MORE]

Audrius Polikaitis, PhD. Assistant Vice President of Health Information Technology and CIO of University of Illinois Hospital Health Sciences System (Chicago). Dr. Polikaitis is responsible for all applications, systems and infrastructure that support the patient care, business and financial operations of UI Health. [READ MORE]

Marc Probst. CIO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Since 2003, Mr. Probst has served as CIO of Intermountain Healthcare. [READ MORE]

Jayashree Raman. Vice President and CIO of Cooper University Health Care (Camden, N.J.). Ms. Raman has served as vice president and CIO of Cooper University Health Care since 2012. [READ MORE]

David Rapp. Vice President of Supply Chain and CIO of Wheeling (W.Va._ Hospital. Mr. Rapp joined Wheeling Hospital in late 2006. [READ MORE]

Stephanie Reel. CIO of Johns Hopkins University and Vice President for Information Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Ms. Reel has been vice president for information services at Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1994 and CIO and vice provost of information technology at Johns Hopkins University since 1999. [READ MORE]

George Reynolds, MD. Vice President, CMIO and CIO of Children's Hospital & Medical Center (Omaha, Neb.). Dr. Reynolds has been CMIO of Children's Hospital & Medical Center since 2004; he added the CIO role in 2010. [READ MORE]

Ed Ricks. Vice President of Information Services and CIO of Beaufort (S.C.) Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ricks has more than 20 years of healthcare information systems experience working with four health systems. [READ MORE] 

Bert Robles. Executive Vice President and CIO of Guthrie (Sayre, Pa.). Mr. Robles has more than 30 years of experience in management and information technology, both in business and healthcare settings. [READ MORE]

Cris Ross. CIO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 2012, Mr. Ross served as executive vice president and general manager of the clinical interoperability business for Surescripts. [READ MORE]

Robin Sarkar, PhD. CIO of Lakeland Health (St. Joseph, Mich.). Dr. Sarkar has held several leadership roles at Lakeland Health, including assistant vice president of information systems and director of information technology. [READ MORE]

Sue Schade. Interim CIO of University Hospitals (Cincinnati). Ms. Schade has worked in the health IT industry for more than 30 years, serving in CIO positions for 15 of those years. [READ MORE]

Rick Schooler. CIO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Mr. Schooler joined Orlando Health in 2001 as vice president and CIO. [READ MORE] 

Manish Shah. Senior Vice President and CIO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Shah joined CHS in 2013 as deputy CIO and took over the CIO role at the for-profit health system in 2016, replacing J. Gary Seay, who retired. [READ MORE] 

William Showalter. Senior Vice President and CIO of Froedtert Health (Milwaukee).Mr. Showalter was appointed CIO of Froedtert in August 2015. [READ MORE]

Preston Simons. CIO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee).Prior to joining Aurora Health Care in October 2015, Mr. Simons was the CIO of Abbot Laboratories for more than a decade. [READ MORE]

Alan Smith. Senior Vice President and CIO of Capella Healthcare. Mr. Smith joined Capella, one of the largest for-profit health systems in the U.S., in May 2011. [READ MORE] 

Ryan Smith. Senior Vice President and CIO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Smith joined Banner Health in October 2013 as senior vice president of information technology and CIO. [READ MORE]

Steven Smith. CIO of NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). Prior to holding the CIO position at NorthShore, Mr. Smith served as chief technology officer of the health system for more than a decade. [READ MORE]

Subra Sripada. Executive Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer and System CIO of Beaumont Health (Royal Oak, Mich.). Prior to joining Beaumont Health after its creation in 2014, Mr. Sripada served in various roles at Beaumont Health System, including executive vice president, chief administrative officer and CIO. [READ MORE]

Joey Sudomir. Senior Vice President of Innovative Technology Solutions and CIO of Texas Heath Resources (Arlington). Mr. Sudomir joined Texas Health Resources in 2013 as vice president of IT operations and quickly worked his way through the ranks at the nonprofit health system. [READ MORE]

Phyllis Teater. CIO and Associate Vice President of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Ms. Teater joined The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Central Ohio's only academic medical center, in 1991. [READ MORE] 

Tim Thompson. Senior Vice President and CIO of BayCare Health System (Clearwater, Fla.). Mr. Thompson has served as CIO of BayCare since September 2010. [READ MORE] 

Lac Van Tran. Senior Vice President, Associate Dean and CIO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Mr. Tran has had the title of CIO for two decades. [READ MORE]

Joel Vengco. Vice President and CIO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Mr. Vengco has served as CIO of nonprofit Baystate since 2012. [READ MORE]

John Ward. CIO of TriHealth (Cincinnati).After serving as interim CIO, Mr. Ward was appointed CIO of TriHealth in May 2014. [READ MORE]

David Weiss. Senior Vice President and CIO of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Mr. Weiss has served as CIO of nonprofit BJC HealthCare since 1990. [READ MORE]

Deanna Wise. Executive Vice President and CIO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). Ms. Wise has served as CIO of Dignity Health since 2011, and she previously served in the role of CIO at four other health systems. [READ MORE]

Eric Yablonka. Vice President and CIO of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences. With more than 25 years of experience in leading hospital operations and information systems management functions, Mr. Yablonka has served as vice president and CIO of University of Chicago Medical Cetner and Biological Sciences since August 2001. [READ MORE]

Correction: An earlier version of this list included Gene Shaw as CIO of Yuma Regional Medical Center. Yuma Regional's CIO is actually Fred Peet, and the list has been updated to reflect this. Additionally, an earlier version of this piece incorrectly listed Western Reserve Hospital as Summa Western Reserve Hospital and listed the wrong CIO for Providence Health & Services. We regret these errors.

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