Russell Branzell has been selected by the CHIME Board of Trustees to serve as president and CEO.
Branzell, who is currently the CEO of Colorado Health Medical Group, a division of University of Colorado Health, will begin his new role with CHIME on April 5. He will work in concert with current President and CEO Richard Correll, who will become the organization’s COO.
Prior to his role as CEO for Colorado Health Medical Group, Branzell was the VP of IS and CIO for Poudre Valley Health System and the President/CEO of Innovation Enterprises (PVHS’ for-profit IS entity).
Branzell is a past member of the CHIME Board of Trustees (2004-2008), past Chair of CHIME StateNet, and past Chair of the CHIME Education Foundation. He served as Chair of the CHIME Education Committee from 2004-2008 and is currently a member of the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp faculty. He is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO), a fellow of CHIME and HIMSS, and board certified through ACHE.