Blanchard Valley Health System has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for their next Chief Information Officer.

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is a non-profit, integrated health system with historical roots that exists to serve their community in Northwest Ohio. Dating back 125 years, Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has grown from a single hospital to a comprehensive health system offering a full continuum of care. As one of the largest employers in the area with more than 3,000 associates, BVHS serves an eight-county area and benefits from their strong community ties; a group of more than 400 volunteers support them through their contributions of both time and money.

Blanchard Valley Health System offers its employees rewarding careers that positively impact the lives of those in the community. Their employees fill more than just a role, but rather are partners in helping to grow the organization and further their mission of “Caring for a lifetime.”

Chief Information Officer Overview:

The CIO reports to the CEO and is a key member of the senior executive team.

This an opportunity to be the senior decision maker for all areas of IT; decisions making will frequently be outside area of primary expertise. In addition, the CIO will be actively involved in community activities.

The CIO will also serve as the senior IT professional and is the key senior contact with key vendors to ensure they meet their commitments, as well as serving as Chief IT strategist and ensuring a cogent implementable plan to prepare for future IT needs.

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
  • CIO or similar leadership experience in a complex healthcare environment
  • Ten or more years of experience in management and support of healthcare IT
  • Varied IT experience including shared and outsourced solutions
  • Experience on an executive leadership team strongly preferred
  • Experience with practice management, financial management and clinical management information systems a plus
  • Cerner experience a plus




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Please note that Kirby Partners exclusively represents this opportunity and all candidates will be presented through our team of executive recruiters.  If you have questions about this position, please email Steve Bennett.