Four CIOs — Geoff Brown, Rodney Dykehouse, Skip Hubbard, and Stephen Stewart — have earned CHIME Fellowship status, the organization announced.
Brown, who serves as senior VP and CIO at Inova Health System, has more than 33 years of industry experience. Under his leadership, the organization has adopted electronic records in all of its emergency departments and emergency care centers. He has been a CHIME member since 1999 and has been actively involved in the organization’s public policy and advocacy initiatives. Brown is a certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO), CHIME StateNet coordinator for his home state of Virginia, and also serves on CHIME’s Policy Leadership Committee.
Dykehouse, who is CIO at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine, has more than 25 years of experience in IT management, holding CIO positions at Wisconsin-based ProHealth Care and UCLA Medical Sciences, where he led the IT Transition into the $1 Billion Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the development of an enterprise-wide Information System strategy.
An active member and leader of CHIME since 1994, Dykehouse serves on the CHIME Healthcare CIO Boot Camp faculty and CHIME Policy Leadership Council. He is also past chair of the CHIME Board of Trustees and of the CHIME Foundation Board of Directors.
Hubbard is senior VP and CIO at Bon Secours Health System. A CHIME member since 1993, he is also a member of CHIME Policy Leadership Council and a past chair of both the CHIME Board of Trustees and CHIME Foundation Board of Directors.
Stewart is CIO at Henry County Health Center, where he leads the small community-based hospital’s IT implementation and development strategies. He has more than 30 years of IT experience and is nationally recognized as an expert in small and rural health IT and ICD-10. Stewart is involved with the CHIME Certification Program and became one of the organization’s first CHCIOs. He is a member of several CHCIO workgroups and review panels, and serves as vice-chair of the Fall Forum Planning Committee.
“CHIME sincerely appreciates the many contributions these four deserving individuals have made to the organization,” said President and CEO Russ Branzell. “I’m pleased that we are able to honor their tremendous commitment to CHIME and the CIO profession. They have worked exceedingly hard and accomplished immense success all while giving back to the industry.”