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January 24, 2014

Rand Strobel Named Regional Chief Information Officer

Rand Strobel is the new Regional Chief Information Officer for Catholic Health Initiatives Region Five which includes Franciscan Health System. He began his new role on January 21, 2014.

Mr. Strobel has 25 years of experience in health care information technology, most recently serving as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Washington Medicine Valley Medical Center. He has also served in senior management positions with PeaceHealth in Bellevue, Washington. Rand is a member of the College of Health Care Information Management Executives and a member of the CIO Council of PACLAB, a regional medical laboratory consortium.

“Rand Strobel has the knowledge and IT experience to help us move forward into this new age of electronic records management”, said Joseph Wilczek, chief executive officer for Franciscan Health System. “His expertise in the Epic enterprise suite of applications will help us ensure that we continue to provide our patients the highest quality of care.”

Rand received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; Highline Medical Center, Burien; Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners, Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas; Franciscan Hospice House, University Place; Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers, Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation. Franciscan is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo. –based CHI operates in 18 states and comprises 87 hospitals; 24 critical access facilities and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. In fiscal year 2013, CHI provided more than $762 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

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