The University of Mississippi Medical Center  has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their CMIO/CIO Position.


Organization Overview

The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state’s only academic health science center. UMMC includes six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students. The Medical Center’s missions are to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow’s health-care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income or social status. Three specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children’s hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants’ hospital, and a critical care hospital, along with the University Hospital. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to many other referral services.  University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes about 500 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the university hospitals and in clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state. UMMC includes two community hospitals, UMMC Holmes County and UMMC Grenada. With more than 10,000 full and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center’s $1.6 billion annual budget represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and 2 percent of the state economy. UMMC continues to grow in all its mission areas.


CMIO/CIO Position Highlights

The UMMC CIO/CMIO position will be unique within the healthcare industry. This clinician will lead technology optimization efforts while introducing new technology aimed at enhancing clinical care to the organization. The CIO/CMIO will provide vision and leadership for developing as well as implementing information technology, clinical engineering, telecommunications, and clinical/business data services initiatives that improve cost effectiveness, health care service quality, and business development.  The CIO/CMIO position will be responsible for all information technology related to the three missions of healthcare, education, and research.

Organization Overview

North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) is a diversified regional health care organization, which serves 24 counties in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama from headquarters in Tupelo, MS. At 650 beds, North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo is considered the national’s largest rural hospital in the U.S. NMHS is a nonprofit and community-owned health care delivery system. The organization includes eight hospitals, four nursing homes and 34 clinics. NMHS manages two additional hospitals with Nursing homes.

Position Highlights

The CIO will oversee the technology needs of 10 hospitals, 34 clinics, six nursing homes, and other health-related entities in a large geographic area in north Mississippi and northwest Alabama. The NMHS has an IT department of 157 full-time staff members and the CIO has six direct reporting areas: Financial Systems; Technology; Security/Help Desk, PC support and Installation, and Operations; Physician Systems; Nursing Systems; and Ancillary Clinical Systems.