The day that began with the editorial breakfast culminated with a reception that honored the recipients of the 2008 HCI Innovator Awards and allowed the industry insiders present — most of whom have been featured in our publication — to put faces with names.
HCI Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra presented plaques to each of the winners, including Lynn Witherspoon, M.D., who delivered a speech during which he described his rise to the position of System Vice President and CIO of Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.
HCI Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra delivers the opening address at the Innovator Awards reception during the HIMSS conference
Lynn Witherspoon, M.D., system vice president and CIO of Ochsner Health System, delivers the keynote address during the HCI Innovator Awards reception at HIMSS
Innovator Award winner Ken Lawonn (left), CIO at Alegent Health System in Omaha, Neb., speaks with Chris Belmont, associate vice president of corporate systems at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans
Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health System in Allentown, Pa. was well represented, as several members of the staff were on hand to support CIO Harry Lukens, an Innovator Awards recipient
Anthony Guerra (left) presents a 2008 Innovator Award to Marc Probst, CIO at Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City
Harry Lukens, CIO at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pa., and Donna Staton, CIO at Fauquier Health System in Warrenton, Va., both Innovator Award recipients, talk shop at the reception