GREATER HUDSON VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM NAMES JOHN LYNCH AS CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER – 07/18/2012
Middletown, N.Y. (July 18, 2012) – The Garnet Health, comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center – Catskills and Garnet Health Medical Center, is pleased to announce that John Lynch has joined as Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Technology.
Mr. Lynch comes to the System from Provena Health, a 2,000-bed, six-hospital health system that includes 16 long term care facilities, five home health agencies and 28 clinics based in Mokena, Illinois. Throughout his tenure at Provena Health, Mr. Lynch held several positions including System Director Application Services, System Director Financial Applications and most recently System Vice President, Chief Information Officer where he was responsible for information technology, telecommunications, web and media services and clinical engineering.
“We are excited to welcome an IT leader who’s diverse and extensive experience will best serve the patient, their doctors and other stakeholders in the Hospital,” said Garnet Health President & CEO, Scott Batulis.
“I am thrilled to join an organization where delivering quality patient care is the top priority and eager to utilize technology as another way to continue to improve the patient and provider experience,” says Lynch.
Mr. Lynch earned his Bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he was also a licensed Officer in the United States Merchant Marines and a commissioned Officer in the United States Army Reserve. He has also co-authored the book “Managing Your IT Department as a Business.” His professional affiliations include American College of Healthcare Executives; College of Healthcare Information Management Executives; Healthcare Financial Management Association; Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; Medical Users Software Exchange; Meditech Customer Advisory Council; ARAMARK Customer Advisory Council, Scottsdale Institute and Sg2.