• CHIO – Blessing Health System

    Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Blessing Health System (BHS) in their search for an innovative, collaborative and experienced informatics leader to join the growing health system as their first Chief Health Information Officer (CHIO).


    BHS is centrally in Quincy, Illinois, between St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield.  The integrated health system is comprised of the 304 bed Blessing Hospital, a critical access hospital and a nationally recognized multi-specialty group of more than 120 physicians.  Additionally, BHS has three rural health clinics, an accredited college of nursing and health sciences, a network of medical specialty businesses and a charitable foundation.  With over 2,000 employees and $350M in patient revenues, BHS is the largest employer in the region and the most advanced healthy system in a 120 mile area.


    Reporting to the President/Chief Executive Officer of BHS, the CHIO will be the leading IT Physician Executive for the health system.  She/he and will be a member of the President/CEO’s executive council and help to provide the vision and strategy for the advancement of the health system. The CHIO will partner closely with the Chief Information Officer around the development of population health, advanced analytics, evidence-based care and continual optimization of the Allscripts EMR system.  She/he will also lead in the development of the clinically integrated network and strategic expansion of the health system through partnerships and acquisitions.


    This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned informatics leader to join a collaborative executive team within a growing health system. The successful candidate must have an M.D. or D.O. with a robust background in clinical practice.  Current practice is preferred, but not required.


    We welcome recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates. All nominations will be handled with the utmost professional courtesy and confidentiality. For more information please contact Zachary Durst at (630) 575-6956 or zdurst@wittkieffer.com.

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