Randy McCleese, vice president of Information Services and CIO at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Kentucky, and Edward W. Marx, senior vice president and CIO at Texas Health Resources, have earned CHIME Fellowship status.
McCleese boasts more than 25 years of information systems management experience with 17 years in healthcare. He has a CHIME member since 1998 and is a member of the CHIME Board of Trustees. He is an active member of CHIME’s Advocacy Leadership Team and Policy Steering Committee and is Chair of CHIME StateNet. Earlier this year, McCleese received a formal letter of recognition from Kentucky State Rep. John Will Stacy (D) for his involvement with CHIME and his outstanding commitment in advancing the adoption of health information technology in his home state of Kentucky.
McCleese is also involved with the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program, and currently serves on the CHCIO Governing Board. He is a Certified Healthcare CIO and the recipient of the 2009 inaugural CHIME State Advocacy Award.
A CHIME member since 2004, Marx is a regular speaker at Fall Forum events and a member of the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp faculty. In September, he was honored with CHIME’s State Advocacy Award for his active involvement in CHIME StateNet and his commitment to the growth and success of state-wide initiatives to further the advancement of health information exchange and health IT adoption. Marx is the Governor-appointed Chairman of the Texas Health Services Authority.
Marx was recognized by Computerworld as one of the Top 100 Leaders and by the Dallas Business Journal as Newcomer of the Year.
“CHIME appreciates the many contributions these two individuals have made to the organization,” said CHIME President and CEO Richard Correll. “I’m pleased that we are able to honor their immense commitment and involvement this way.”