Cleveland, Ohio (July 5, 2012) – The Sisters of Charity Health System has named Paul H. Jones as its chief technical officer. In this position, Jones will be responsible for the overall technological direction of the health system under the leadership of the chief information officer. Jones will lead the strategy for technology platforms, partnerships and external relationships, as well as build and manage the Sisters of Charity Health System technology team.
Jones previously served as the director of technology services for Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was responsible for all information systems for the multi-hospital health care system with nearly 7,500 employees.
“Through more than 30 years as an information systems leader, Paul has demonstrated his ability to lead teams in developing and implementing large-scale technology projects, while also significantly reducing operational costs,” said Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity Health System.”We are pleased that his expertise and talent will enhance our system-wide IT capabilities.”
Prior to his position at Parkview Health System, Jones was the owner of a multi-faceted construction company in Findlay, Ohio. He also served as the director of IT for Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio. He began his career in information technology in 1982 at the Franciscan Medical Center (formerly St. Elizabeth Medical Center) in Dayton, where he was promoted to vice president and chief information officer, a position he held for 12 years. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from The Ohio State University and a master of business administration degree with a technology management emphasis from the University of Phoenix.
About the Sisters of Charity Health System
The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, since founding in 1851, continues a faith-based legacy of high-quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers, who are the heart and hands of the ministry.
The Sisters of Charity Health System solely owns four Catholic hospitals: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio; Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio; and Providence Hospital and Providence Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. In a 50/50 joint venture with University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Health System also co-owns St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio.
The Sisters of Charity Health System also oversees three grantmaking foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.
Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Joseph’s Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men in Cleveland; Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings in Canton; Healthy Learners, a health care resource for children from low-income families in South Carolina; and the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families, a state-wide organization supporting initiatives to reengage fathers in the lives of their children.
The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential elder care services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.
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