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MaineHealth Announces New Chief Information Officer
Two clinicians join IS leadership group

PORTLAND, Maine – September 13, 2013 – MaineHealth announced today that James “Andy” Crowder has been named chief information officer (CIO) for the MaineHealth system. Crowder has served as interim CIO since March, bringing more than 20 years of experience spanning healthcare, hospitality and engineering technology to his new role.

In a joint announcement to staff, William Caron, president of MaineHealth, and Jeff Sanders, chief operating officer at Maine Medical Center, stated, “We were pleased that we attracted Andy to MaineHealth in the interim CIO role last spring, and are even more pleased that he will lead our IT initiatives going forward. The experience and expertise that he brought to MaineHealth combined with his achievements since and the respect he has gained have had a significant impact.”

Crowder notes that he is excited for the opportunity to play a role in MaineHealth’s vision for its communities and to be a part of the historic clinical-IT transformation that the organization has undertaken.

In addition to Crowder, two seasoned clinicians have joined the team leading MaineHealth’s Information Systems (IS) division:

  • Jackie Cawley, D.O., will take on the responsibilities of chief medical information officer (CMIO) while retaining her roles as associate chief medical officer for MaineHealth and as a practicing family medicine physician. 
  • Teri Young-Hise, M.S.B., RN-BC, will fill the vacant clinical IS leadership position, which has been renamed chief nursing information officer (CNIO).  Young-Hise most recently held the position of director of Nursing at Waldo County General Hospital. 

About MaineHealth
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit family of leading high-quality providers and other healthcare organizations working together so their communities are the healthiest in America. Ranked among the nation's top 100 integrated healthcare delivery networks, MaineHealth member organizations include Maine Medical Center, Goodall Hospital, LincolnHealth, Maine Mental Health Partners, Pen Bay Healthcare, Southern Maine Medical Center, Waldo County Healthcare, Western Maine Health, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, Maine Physician Hospital Organization, NorDx and Synernet. Affiliates of MaineHealth include MaineGeneral Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center and New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland.


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