Kindred Healthcare, Inc. announced the appointment of C. Scott Blanchette as Chief Information Officer, effective February 17.
In a release, the company noted that he succeeds Richard E. Chapman, who retired effective December 31, 2013.
Blanchette has more than 20 years of information technology experience, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2011. Blanchette also served as Chief Information Officer for Healthways, Inc., a provider of well-being improvement solutions. In addition, he held senior management positions at Stanford University Medical Center and Ernst & Young. He received the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO of the Year Award, a recognition that honors Chief Information Officers who lead their organizations to deliver business value and innovative use of information technology in exceptional ways.
"We look forward to having Scott join our team and lead our world- class information technology department," said Benjamin A. Breier, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. "Scott's leadership skills, strategic vision and healthcare experience will help us continue to develop our technology platforms that support our mission of providing quality patient care. His knowledge and background will be instrumental in the further development of our Health Information Exchange, which facilitates the sharing of electronic patient data between Kindred's sites of care and with external healthcare partners."
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-150 private employer in the United States, is a Fortune 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $5 billion and approximately 62,000 employees in 46 states.
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