Chief Information Officer

TMC Healthcare Tucson, AZ

This position has been filled.

TMC HealthCare has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Chief Information Officer.

Tucson Medical Center (TMC) has been has been Tucson’s locally governed nonprofit regional hospital for more than 75 years. TMC is Southern Arizona’s leading provider for emergency care and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), with intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Other specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiac care, orthopaedic, neuroscience, hospice, surgical, vascular, palliative, and geropsychiatric care.

TMC HealthCare, is the corporate entity that includes Tucson Medical Center, Benson Hospital, and TMCOne primary and specialty care practices.

CIO Job Overview

As part of the executive leadership team, the VP/CIO of TMC Healthcare oversees all aspects of Information Technology, including Biomed, digitalization, BI, population health, data, Informatics, and security. TMC is strategically positioned for the future and this key role will report to the CEO. The organization has the largest market share in Tucson and is continuing to add physician practices.

Leading a team of over 150 individuals, the organization is looking for a successor for their retiring CIO. As a long standing Epic customer, they are continuing to improve stakeholder use and satisfaction as well as continuing to implement in physicians practices in the area. They see Epic as a tool for physician alignment with TMC. The executive leadership team is very collegial and collaborative, has a great sense of humor, and have mutual respect for one and other.

The organization is looking towards technology and this critical position will continue moving innovation and technology forward. While currently using kiosks, they are ready to improve their “digital front door” and improve their patient experience.


Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • Previous experience serving as a CIO in a large, complex community health system
  • 10+ years of computer system technology experience
  • 6+ years in a leadership role, preferably as a CIO
  • Proven ability to lead and influence organizations leaders
  • Proven background in driving innovation
  • Relocation to or residency in the Tucson area

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A self-sufficient, self-starter, problem solver. The CEO says: “If you have a problem, work it out.”
  • Community Health system experience
  • Epic experience

About Tucson

Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and is known for its legendary sunsets and beautiful landscape of rolling hills, flowering deserts, rugged canyons, and pine-topped peaks.

Hiking enthusiasts enjoy the wide open spaces in the surrounding five mountain ranges, including Mt. Lemmon which extends 9,000 feet above sea level and trails in bordering Saguaro National Park.

The University of Arizona, the #1 Public research university in the Southwestern U.S., is located in downtown Tucson making it a college town filled with sporting events and a vibrant cultural scene.

Tucson is ranked as one of the most affordable communities in the U.S.

The abundance of warm weather in Tucson provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including biking, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, and rock climbing.

Application Process

Final candidates should expect two interviews with Kirby Partners recruiters (including a video conference interview). You may be asked to complete an Executive Profile and submit references to be considered for presentation to the search committee.

All inquiries will be treated in confidence.

Interview Process

Kirby Partners will evaluate candidates and present a small slate of extraordinary candidates. Initial interviews will be virtual. The final two candidates will be invited to the Tucson Medical campus for face-to-face meetings.

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.