Gundersen Health System  has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Chief Information Officer Position.


Organization Overview

Gundersen Health System is a non-profit, comprehensive integrated healthcare network headquartered in La Crosse, Wis. Gundersen’s more than 7,000 employees serve 19 counties in western Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, and northeastern Iowa. Their network includes one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group medical practices, teaching hospital, regional community clinics and hospitals, behavioral health services, vision centers, pharmacies, and air and ground ambulances. Consistently ranked among the top five percent of hospitals in the United States for clinical quality by independent healthcare ratings organizations, and the first health system in the country to achieve energy independence, Gundersen relentlessly pursues improved health for patients, their families and the communities it serves.


Chief Information Officer Position Highlights

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) will provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology (IT), clinical engineering, telecommunications, and clinical/business data services initiatives that improve cost effectiveness, health care service quality, and business development in a constantly changing, competitive marketplace. Leads the organization in planning and implementing information systems to support both distributed and centralized clinical and business operations and achieve cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operation. Serves and participates proactively with other members of the senior management team to develop and execute strategic plans to optimize the use of information technology in support of health care and business objectives. Participates in policy and decision making at the health care network level regarding resource allocation and future direction and control of proposed information systems. Guides and directs the development of IT infrastructure risk management, contingency planning, and system performance.

Regional Health has retained Kirby Partners to identify, qualify and present individuals for their Chief Medical Information Officer Position.


Organization Overview

Regional Health is a five-hospital system in the Black Hills area of South Dakota. Regional Health provides healthcare services to the 360,000 people who live in the region, as well as thousands of visitors each year.  The flagship hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, is the region’s leading medical center offering a broad scope of services.


Chief Medical Information Officer Position Highlights

The Regional Health CMIO will lead the development and implementation of automated support for clinicians and clinical analysts through researching, recommending, and facilitating major and advanced clinical information system initiatives.  In this role, the CMIO will provide reviews of medical informatics experiences and approaches, develop technical and application implementation strategies, manage implementation of advanced clinical information systems, assist in the development of strategic plans for clinical information systems, and provide project management for co-development relationships with the vendor community.