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12/8/2015 Member News
Scripps Hires Andy Crowder as Chief Information Officer



Current CIO of MainHealth brings health care, Epic experience

SAN DIEGOScripps Health has hired Andy Crowder as its new chief information officer and corporate senior vice president. Crowder comes to Scripps from MaineHealth, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer.

“Andy Crowder is a seasoned IS executive who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his years of working in large health care systems,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “We are confident he is the right person to build on Scripps’ existing IS strengths and accomplishments, and to provide leadership for Scripps’ success going forward.”

Crowder has almost 30 years of IT experience. In addition to his work at MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health care delivery network with 11 hospitals and 17,000 employees, Crowder served as CIO for Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System. He has deep implementation experience, including leading the successful Epic implementation at MaineHealth.

Scripps is working with Epic now on system design of its integrated enterprise electronic health record (EHR) system, with implementation planned to begin in mid-2017. The new system will replace Scripps’ current ambulatory and inpatient EHRs and revenue cycle management system.

Crowder will start at Scripps on Jan. 18, and will work with Scripps current CIO, Patric Thomas, until Thomas’ retirement date of Feb. 20.

ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of physician offices throughout the region.

Recognized as a leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best and Scripps is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.