Anthony R. Fonze has been appointed CIO at Carondelet Health Network (Tucson, Ariz.), a ministry of Ascension Health.
As CIO, his responsibilities will include deploying an EHR system. Fonze, who served as director of IT for applications at Carondelet since June 2005, will retain his title and responsibilities as Carondelet’s Chief Health Information Officer.
He is a member of the Southern Arizona Health Information Exchange (SAHIE) Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Clinical Foundation Suite Governance Council for Ascension Health. Fonze holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Medical Informatics at Northwestern University.
Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system serving the healthcare needs of Southern Arizonans. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Carondelet facilities include Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital, Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tucson Heart Hospital in Pima County and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Santa Cruz County.