Catherine J. Bruno, FACHE, Receives Chief Information Officer of the Year Award


Catherine J. Bruno, FACHE, Receives Chief Information Officer of the Year Award

(Brewer, ME) – On December 7, Catherine J. Bruno, FACHE, EMHS chief information officer (CIO), was awarded the Chief Information Officer of the Year Award from the New England Chapter of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Cathy received this award because of her executive leadership as a CIO, dedication, research, and initiatives reflecting healthcare IT and contributions to the New England Chapter of HIMSS.

Cathy is the vice president and chief information officer at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), a seven-hospital system serving central, eastern, and northern Maine. She has 24 years experience in healthcare leadership, 30 years of experience in information systems, and 12 years as CIO in healthcare. Cathy is also the executive sponsor for the Bangor Beacon Community, one of 17 communities in the United States to receive a $12.75 million grant to improve the health of the people in the Bangor community through care management supported by health information technology. She was asked by the Office of the National Coordinator to co-chair the Leadership and Governance Community of Practice for the national Beacon program.

EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE says Cathy, “Exemplifies the quality of an outstanding, dedicated leader who possesses personal integrity.”

EMHS serves as a foundation for more than 30 member organizations, of which seven hospitals are most prominent. EMHS members share best practices and ongoing quality initiatives to improve access to quality care at the local level. EMHS’ vision is to be the best rural healthcare system in America by 2012.

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