Harris Health has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer.

Harris Health System, a fully integrated healthcare system in Harris County, Texas, is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home and is one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. 

Harris Health system includes 17 community health centers, five same-day clinics, three multi-specialty clinic locations, a dental center, dialysis center, mobile health units, and school-based clinics, and two full-service hospitals.

Ben Taub Hospital is a world-renowned Level I trauma center with 402 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services.

Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 215 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.

Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), and The University of Houston’s Tillman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine.

Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer

As Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, you will have the opportunity to oversee all aspects of information technology strategy for Harris Health System. As they strive to become the premier public academic healthcare system in the nation, there are opportunities for the SVP/CIO to help Harris Health System realize their vision. They are continuing to strive to improve the health of those most in need.

Reporting to the COO and working collaboratively with the Chief Health Informatics Officer and the Chief Information Security Officer, the SVP/CIO will ensure all information technology needs are identified, deployed and supported.

Harris Health System uses Epic as its EHR and the SVP/CIO will have the opportunity to use technology to improve patient care and satisfaction across the organization. 

Leading a strong team of over 300 individuals, the SVP/CIO will oversee the data integrity of the system, including data centers, voice and data communication networks, and maintaining the integrity the EHR.

The organization feels that a visionary, strategic, roll-up-your-sleeves individual will be successful in their organization, as will someone who shares their vision of providing great healthcare for those with few options.



  • Master’s degree required or obtain within 3 years of hire


  • 10+ years of experience in information technology
  • 5+ years of senior management experience in information technology
  • Experience in change management
  • Ability to design and implement an information technology strategic plan
  • Experience in a complex healthcare environment

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

MemorialCare has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for their Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer position.

MemorialCare is one of the leading health systems in Orange and Los Angeles Counties serving millions of patients at over 200 locations. An integrated delivery system with four hospitals, two medical groups, imaging centers, and surgical centers the health system includes:
• Primary care at over 30 health centers
• Urgent care locations
• Free-standing imaging centers
• Ambulatory surgical centers
• Dialysis centers

MemorialCare offers more value-based products than any other health system in Southern California. Their Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) include a customized, direct contract between MemorialCare and Boeing, the MemorialCare Health Alliance, as well as other innovative plans like Aetna Whole Health, and Vivity offered by Anthem Blue Cross and created in partnership with 6 other leading health systems in the LA market.

The IT team has approximately 400 team members with two Vice Presidents reporting directly to the SVP/CIO. There is an opportunity for the SVP/CIO to review the organizational structure. As a very early adopter of Epic, they are upgrading to Foundation in late 2020. They have recently refreshed their PeopleSoft application.

CIO Position Overview

The CIO will have a dual-reporting relationship to the CEO and COO. The CEO will provide oversight on MemorialCare’s strategic initiatives and the COO will provide oversight of day to day IT operations. The CIO is part of the 15 person President’s Senior Executive Council. The President’s Council meets monthly and is a very collaborative and transparent team.

The SVP/CIO ensures that key information assets are well integrated and that appropriate technologies are exploited to achieve a competitive advantage. The SVP/CIO is responsible for establishing and maintaining services that are shared among campuses and achieving efficiencies through LEAN management systems. Working in close collaboration with executive management, Boards of Directors, physicians, and key stakeholders of the enterprise, the SVP/CIO will be a key contributor to shaping the vision and determining how technology will support the advancement of strategic goals

MemorialCare seeks a seasoned leader, who is comfortable with open communication and adept at articulating technology to “non-techies” in a way they can understand. The SVP/CIO needs to have a strong commitment to customer service and operational excellence. To be successful, the SVP/CIO needs to be a visionary who can think strategically and act decisively. Building a strong IT culture around the principles of servant leadership is also paramount.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in technology, computer science or related field required
• At least 15 years of progressive experience within information technology with a minimum of ten years of significant IT senior leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in business, hospital administration, computer science or a related field
• Senior leadership experience in a complex health care environment

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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 Bryan Kirby