SCL Health Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

SCL Health has announced that Craig Richardville, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, will join the organization on February 4 as our new Chief Information Officer (CIO), filling a critical position within our System Senior Leadership Team.  

As CIO, Craig will be responsible for leading SCL Health’s System Technology Service Center (STSC) as an innovative service provider, ensuring STSC strategies are aligned with our ministry needs and the right technology solutions are available to meet business demands.  He will also provide the technical vision to complement our mission, vision and strategic imperatives, setting the tone and direction for the company’s technologies, while bringing stability and efficiency to our infrastructure and advancing systems, automation and the integration of technology. 

Craig has a proven track record as a dynamic leader in healthcare’s digital transformation, its transition to value-based care, and treating patients as informed consumers.  As former Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Analytics Officer at Carolinas HealthCare System (Atrium Health) for more than 20 years, Craig transformed the company into a national leader in the effective use of technology, utilizing data as a driver; analytics and business intelligence; artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation.  Most recently, Craig has served as owner and president of Richardville Consulting LLC, delivering resource, advisory and brokerage services for innovative start-up software and services companies.

Some of Craig’s notable recognitions include being named the 2017 CIO of the Year “Leadership Award” recipient by Charlotte CIO for his impact on industry leaders across all verticals.  He was awarded the 2015 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and HIMSS in recognition of his leadership in driving digital transformation in healthcare.  In 2013, he was awarded CIO of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal. Under his leadership, Carolinas HealthCare System earned the “Most Wired” designation for 14 consecutive years, received the “Most Wired Advanced” award for the last two years and achieved HIMSS EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 for both Acute and Ambulatory.

Craig is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society; chairman of Premier Member Technology Improvement Committee; and advisory board member of Queens University.  He holds a masters of business administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in system analysis.  He is the father to three grown sons who all work in healthcare and enjoys spending time hiking and exercising in the outdoors as well as traveling and attending live sporting events, concerts and theater.  Craig and his fiancé, Danielle, are very excited about calling Colorado their new home.

In making the announcement, Michael Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer noted that he would also like to recognize and thank Dr. Lou Capponi, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, who took on the expanded responsibilities of Interim Chief Information Officer just months after joining SCL Health.  He noted that, under Lou’s leadership, SCL Health has seen continued improvements and moved critical projects forward during a transitional time in our ministry.  
 

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