CHIME has added three new members to its Board of Trustees: Cara Babachicos, Neal Ganguly, and Marc Probst.
Babachicos, who serves as CIO and Corporate Director of Information Systems for the Community Hospitals and Non-Acute sites at Partners Healthcare, is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) with 25 years of experience in the industry. She is a member of the CHIME Boot Camp faculty, and teaches a course in executive project management at Harvard School of Public Health, as well as the master’s program for Healthcare Informatics at Northeastern University.
“I’m pleased and thankful for my nomination to the CHIME Board,” said Babachicos. “I look forward to working with such a great group.”
Ganguly is VP and CIO CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, N.J., where he has been employed for more than 13 years. He has served on numerous committees and received several CHIME awards since joining the organization in 2002. Ganguly is currently a member of both the Advocacy Leadership Team and Policy Leadership Council, and is the CHIME StateNet Coordinator for New Jersey. He is a CHCIO, CHIME Fellow and the recipient of the 2011 CHIME State Advocacy Award and 2011 CHIME Collaboration Award.
“Having been an active member of CHIME for many years, I am eager to join the board and take that activity to a new level,” he said. “I am honored to have been elected, and look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that CHIME continues to provide great value to our members and our industry.”
Probst, who holds the position of CIO and VP of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, boasts more than 30 years’ experience in IT and healthcare services and has been a member of CHIME since 2004. Currently he serves on the Federal Health IT Policy Committee, is a member of the CHIME Advocacy Leadership Team, and was recipient of the 2010 CHIME-American Hospital Association Transformational Leadership Award. Additionally, Probst serves as a board member for several organizations including the University of Utah School of Nursing and the Utah Food Bank.
“I considered it a tremendous honor to have been nominated to work with such outstanding leaders,” he noted. “I am certainly honored being elected by my peers and look forward to the exciting ride, we as information system leaders, will have as we traverse changes in our industry, government and technology.”
CHIME also elected David Finn, Health Information Technology Officer for Symantec, to its Foundation Board of Directors. A former hospital CIO, Finn has more than three decades of experience in IT and business processes.
The new Board members will replace vacant seats left by Cyndi Cahill, Drexel DeFord and Gretchen Tegethoff. They will begin their three-year terms January 1, 2014.
In addition, CHIME has elected officers for the 2015 board: Chuck Christian, VP and CIO at St. Francis Hospital, appointed as Chair; George McCulloch, Deputy CIO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, as Treasurer; and Pamela Arora, VP and CIO at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, as Secretary.