George McCulloch has been appointed as CHIME’s first executive vice president of Membership and Professional Development. According to CHIME, the new role is designed to help promote the organization’s expansion initiatives to better serve its members.
“We are extremely pleased to have a seasoned CIO and industry professional of George’s caliber join CHIME’s senior management team,” said CHIME President and CEO Russ Branzell. “His extensive leadership and experience with both our certification and membership programs will be a tremendous asset in furthering CHIME’s growth and development strategies.”
McCulloch has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, most recently serving as deputy CIO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Prior to that, he held CIO and senior IT titles at a number of organizations, including a 200-bed hospital in Northern Illinois and larger health systems in Western Michigan and Central North Carolina.
In his new role, McCulloch will oversee all aspects of CHIME’s certification and membership initiatives; as well direct the launch of several new member organizations servicing chief security officers, chief application officers and chief technology officers.
McCulloch has been an active member of CHIME since joining in 2005. He served as a member of the CHIME Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2014, and was instrumental in guiding the organization’s Certified Healthcare CIO Program as a member of the CHCIO Governing Board. He is a Certified Healthcare CIO and CHIME Fellow.
He is a member of the healthsystemCIO.com Advisory Panel and has contributed written pieces to the site.
“I’m eager and honored to accept this new position. Having been involved with CHIME as a member, Fellow, and most recently the Board, I believe strongly in the mission and have a great respect for the CIO role,” said McCulloch. “In no other time, in the development of the healthcare CIO role has it been more important for CHIME to provide guidance, education and leadership to its members. With that need, my job will be to strengthen and expand our membership, as well as enhance CHIME’s role in professional development and certification.”