Portland-based MaineHealth has hired Marcy Dunn, currently of Catholic Health Services of Long Island, as its new CIO and senior vice president.
Dunn, currently senior vice president and CIO at CHS, a healthcare system in Melville, N.Y., will join MaineHealth this fall to lead the Maine organization’s system-wide information technology efforts.
She replaces Andrew Crowder, who left MaineHealth in January to take a role with San Diego-based Scripps Health.
In her new role, Dunn will be responsible for IT operations across MaineHealth’s system of nine member hospitals and other healthcare providers serving southern, western and central Maine, as well as Carroll County, N.H.
“In Marcy we get someone with a wealth of healthcare IT experience, including with the specific platforms we are rolling out across our system,” Jeffrey Sanders, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Maine Medical Center, said in a statement.
Sanders also said it was Dunn’s collaborative style and track record of leading change that ultimately led to her selection. “She has the intangibles so important to leading change and building teams of talented professionals,” Sanders said.
According to a press release from MaineHealth, Dunn began her career on the front lines of the healthcare information world as a billing center manager in Albany, N.Y. Dunn’s 30-year career so far includes serving as director of information services and later CIO at Episcopal Health Services in Uniondale, N.Y. throughout much of the 1990s. She worked in consulting for a couple of years and then joined Catholic Health Services in 2001, first as director of applications and, starting in 2004, as senior vice president and CIO.
During her time as Catholic Health Services’ CIO, Dunn oversaw an upgrade of the organization’s information systems, including implementation of the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) platform. MaineHealth is in the process of adopting Epic across its system, according to the MaineHealth press release.
“The opportunity to lead a team that is transforming healthcare in Maine is very exciting to me, “Dunn said in a prepared statement. “MaineHealth is considered a forward-thinking organization, deeply committed to improving the lives of the people and communities it serves. This is a chance to make a difference in a very special place.”