Kirby Partners Places William Walders as Chief Information Officer at Health First

Posted on 06-25-2019
William Walders

Kirby Partners is pleased to announce the placement of William Walders as the new Chief Information Officer for Health First.

Kirby Partners, retained by Health First to do a nationwide executive search for the CIO position, presented Walders, an executive leader with 13 years of experience, as a candidate to Health First.

Prior to joining Health First, Walders served as the Chief Technology Officer for VMware, a software technology and cloud computing company with a $11 billion annual revenue. Walders also received recognition for his work in turning around the IT operation as the Chief Information Officer for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

In his new role with Health First, Walders will lead Health First in planning and implementing enterprise information systems in support of business operations and strategic goals.

Health First is a non-profit health care Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) located on Central Florida’s east coast. The health system has four acute care hospitals: Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, and Viera Hospital. Health First also offers a variety of health insurance plans with more than 162,000 members and 4,000 physicians, 22 hospitals and hundreds of ancillary facilities as part of their provider network.

About Kirby Partners

Kirby Partners is an award-winning boutique executive search firm specializing in healthcare technology and cybersecurity. Since 1989, we’ve worked with leading healthcare organizations, consulting firms, and corporations to fill c-level and director leadership positions. Kirby Partners has conducted over 60 searches in the last three years. Kirby Partners was named to Forbes list of “America’s Best Recruiting Firms” in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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