Director, IS Solution Delivery

University of Wisconsin Health Northern IL or Madison, WI
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University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health) has retained Kirby Partners to conduct a nationwide executive search for candidates for their Director, IS Solution Delivery.

About UW Health:

UW Health is an integrated health system with a total of nine hospitals (six main hospitals, one joint operating agreement hospital,  and two hospitals within the main Illinois hospital), and four medical centers in Wisconsin and Illinois. UW Health is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin–Madison.  

UW Health partners with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to advance patient care, research, education, and community service to patients from across the U.S. and around the world. 

UW Health is nationally recognized by Newsweek and Statista as one of the world’s best specialized hospitals and was named the #1 hospital in Wisconsin for the 12th year in a row by U.S. News & World Report. 


Kirby Partners retained for Director, Digital Health Technologies search at University of Wisconsin Health.

Facts and Figures

Logo 90+ primary/specialty outpatient locations
Logo 1,514 licensed beds
Logo 24,000+ employees
Logo 1,800+ physicians
Logo 800,000 patients
Logo 70,000+ inpatient admissions
Logo 83,500+ surgeries
Logo 210,000+ ED visits
Logo 3.7M+ outpatient visits
Logo 265,000+ virtual visits
Logo $5.1B total system revenue
Logo $387M total community benefit

Figures based on FY 2023.

Position Overview

UW Health seeks a visionary Director, IS Solution Delivery, to lead their enterprise imaging and clinical ancillary systems teams.

Reporting to John Long, VP of IS Solution Delivery, the Director will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of UW Health’s technology environment. This position is a unique opportunity to drive transformative change at an organization known for excellence in patient care, research, and education.

The Director will oversee a large portfolio of clinical technologies across the system and collaborate with diverse stakeholders to align IT strategy with clinical and operational priorities. Their team’s portfolio includes technology solutions and services for radiology, cardiology, radiation oncology and other procedural areas. The team currently supports approximately 200 applications, integration with Epic and other platforms, and 300+ servers for these applications.

As a member of the IT leadership team, the Director will contribute to the overall vision for the division and help identify new opportunities to use technology to enhance care delivery.

The Director will lead a high-performing team of approximately 50 IT professionals. They will have the opportunity to grow and strengthen the team as the portfolio evolves over time.

Key Responsibilities

The Director, IS Solution Delivery, has key responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Departmental Leader
  • Financial Manager
  • Administrative Leader
  • Resource Manager
  • Educator/Research Facilitator
  • Critical Interfaces

Key Initiatives

  • Imaging modernization including viewers, PACS, and vendor neutral archive. Modernization includes cloud migration.
  • Driving the roadmap and plans for migration to Epic when/if applicable for cardiology, GI, and other modules.
  • Completing application rationalization for the Wisconsin and Northern Illinois regions.
  • Leading adoption of new technologies for UW Health.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare, Information Technology, Business, Health Administration, Engineering, Data Science, or a related field
  • 10+ years of progressive IT leadership experience in a health system or academic medical center setting
  • Deep expertise in enterprise imaging and radiology systems, including PACS implementations and cloud migrations
  • Strong technical skills and understanding of server and infrastructure management
  • Experience leading large-scale projects and collaborating with cross-functional teams in a complex environment


  • Master’s degree in Healthcare, Information Technology, Business, Health Administration, Engineering, Data Science, or related field
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in applications, analytics, and/or data management
  • 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in enterprise applications, analytics, data management, clinical care, or clinical or business operations
  • Clinical and/or health care operations experience
  • Membership in and certification from professional associations such as ACHE, AMIA, HIMMS, PMI, INFORMS, and TDW

Work Location:

  • UW Health offers a flexible hybrid work arrangement for this role
  • The Director will need to spend at least 50% of their time on-site at either the Northern Illinois or Madison locations to collaborate with teams and stakeholders
  • Regular in-person presence will be key to success in this highly visible leadership position

About Rockford, Illinois

Kirby Partners retained to fill a Director, IS Solution Delivery at UW Health in Rockford, IL


Conveniently located 

Located in northern Illinois, Rockford is under an hour and a half’s drive from Madison, Chicago, and Milwaukee. Rockford is the third-largest city in the state with historical sites and a vibrant walkable downtown that straddles the Rock River.

An affordable and welcoming community

Rockford offers a high quality of life at an affordable cost of living, making it highly desirable for families and professionals. The city has a strong sense of community, with friendly neighborhoods, and excellent schools.

A city of parks and gardens

The city is home to over 20,000 acres of public woodlands, wetlands, prairie, and other green space, including the Anderson Japanese Gardens, one of the top Japanese gardens in North America.



146K+ Population
42 Miles of trails
125 Parks
42 Forest preserves
10 Lakes

Rockford, Illinois

Procedure for Candidacy

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

Steve Bennett

Vice President, CPC