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Kootenai Health - Chief Information Officer

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained to conduct the search for the Chief Information Officer at Kootenai Health located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a progressively growing and financially strong regional healthcare organization that has made significant capital investments over the past several years. Kootenai Health is recognized as the leading authority for health care in northern Idaho, and is a respected resource throughout the region. It is the fourth largest hospital in the state and holds MagnetTM designation for nursing excellence. Kootenai is also a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CIO will be an active and inclusive member of the senior leadership team. As a strategic leader, the CIO will provide a vision and plan for IT that is closely aligned with the mission and goals of Kootenai Health. The CIO will have a key role in ensuring that the strategic priorities of Kootenai are achieved, in particular, the implementation of a shared regional integrated EMR. In addition, the CIO will partner with C-suite leaders on IT activities that support Kootenai Health’s clinically integrated network and population health initiatives.

Kootenai Health is seeking a dynamic executive in a senior IT leadership position such as a CIO or # 2 within a complex healthcare organization, preferably a health system. The CIO will be a strategist and will bring system level thinking while focusing on the mission and direction of Kootenai Health. He/she will be an effective communicator who is team oriented and can build strong collaborative relationships at all levels. The CIO will have the ability to develop a plan and lead change in a growing health system. A bachelor’s degree in Information System Management, Computer Science or related field is required. A master’s degree is strongly preferred.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, applications and requests for additional information should be submitted, preferably electronically, to Nick Giannas at or 630-575-6185 or Laura Vallone at or 630-575-6173.

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