Chuck Christian, CIO, Good Samaritan Hospital, has been named the 2010 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year.
Christian is now in his 22nd year as CIO at Good Samaritan and his 40th year in healthcare. He is a Fellow of both CHIME and HIMSS and formerly served on the CHIME Board of Trustees and is a Past-Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors. Christian is currently serving on the Indiana Health Informatics Corporation Board of Directors by appointment of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Currently, he serves as a CHIME StateNet Coordinator for the State of Indiana and is the Vice-Chair of the CHIME Policy Steering Committee.
The award recognizes healthcare IT executives who have “made significant contributions to their organization and demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology.” It is named in honor of the late John E. Gall Jr., who pioneered implementation of the first fully integrated medical information system at California’s El Camino Hospital in the 1960s.