SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that Jeff Brown has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief information officer of Seattle Children's effective Feb. 1. Brown has filled the CIO role at Seattle Children's on an interim basis since April 2015.
"We are thrilled Jeff has assumed the permanent role of CIO," said Lisa Brandenburg, president of Seattle Children's Hospital. "Jeff brings tremendous experience, and during his time as interim CIO, he has made key improvements within our Information Services (IS) Department, and will be integral in supporting our next strategic plan with the technical elements necessary to excel in an increasingly competitive healthcare market."
In April 2015, Brown joined Seattle Children's from Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., where he served as CIO. In that role, Brown focused on mobilizing healthcare information electronically across an integrated healthcare system, accountable care organization (ACO) design, as well as population health and organization-wide digital healthcare strategies. Brown has an extensive background in the healthcare field, also previously holding senior management positions at organizations including Partners Healthcare and Steward Health Care Network.
"I am deeply honored and excited to be a part of such an inspiring, world-class institution," Brown said. "I truly look forward to leading our talented IS Department in developing new, innovative models to further support our providers, researchers and the incredible patients and families that we serve."
About Seattle Children's
Seattle Children's Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Consistently ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children's Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children's Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.
Located in downtown Seattle's biotech corridor, Seattle Children's Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.
Following in the footsteps of a group of philanthropic women who founded Seattle Children's Hospital more than 100 years ago, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 75,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who come together, start a guild and turn an activity they love into a way to support Seattle Children's. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children's care and research teams to come together in an effort to improve the health and well-being of all kids.
SOURCE Seattle Children's Hospital