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WellStar Health System - Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Marietta, GA

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained to conduct the search for the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (SVP/CIO) at WellStar Health System located in Marietta, Georgia.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead IT for an innovative, financially strong and well positioned health system that has experienced tremendous growth and is focused on delivering high quality care and value to the communities it serves.  WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, is known nationally for its innovative care models that are focused on quality improvement and increased access to healthcare.

The SVP/CIO will report to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and will serve as an active member of the executive leadership team. The SVP/CIO will serve as the chief information services strategist and overall information services administrative and operations leader.  This leader has a key responsibility to assess and ensure that IT is prepared to meet the future needs of WellStar and its’ customers and is poised to provide innovative technology solutions as the health system expands beyond traditional office environments.

The SVP/CIO will be the chief architect of strategy and standards for WellStar’s infrastructure, applications, telehealth, virtual healthcare and mobile health technology environment to enable the health system to meet its commitment to “exceed the expectations of our patients and our consumers”.  The SVP/CIO will fully evaluate, assess and organize the IT department to enable an agile and efficient operating environment while investing in people, process and structure. Overall, the SVP/CIO will provide the strategic and operational leadership to effectively manage a large IT organization.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic executive in a senior IT leadership position such as a CIO or #2 in a complex health system, preferably a comparable or larger multi hospital system. Senior IT leaders working in healthcare consulting firms will also be considered. This position requires a driven, strategic IT leader that will develop and lead a large, service oriented organization that will consistently meet its goals.  A master’s degree in information technology or business is required.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. All application materials should be submitted electronically to the consultant supporting WellStar Health System in this search, Nick Giannas, at  Confidential inquiries or requests for additional information may be directed to Tammy Jackson by telephone at 630-575-6936.

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