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.
• 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
• 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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