July 19, 2010
HCA Midwest Health System announces Sarah Bloom has joined the health system as chief information officer. Bloom comes to HCA Midwest from HCA’s corporate office in Nashville, where she has served as director of field operations since 2007.
Bloom will provide leadership for the continued development and deployment of HCA Midwest’s electronic health record, hCare. She will also lead IT=based initiatives to continue to advance the health system’s commitment to patient safety. In addition, Bloom will ensure the physicians and nurses at all 10 HCA Midwest hospitals and 85 Midwest Physicians office locations have the best technology available at their disposal.
HCA Midwest is the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare network and private sector employee, consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and more than 8,000 employees. Midwest Physicians, part of HCA Midwest, consists of practices located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area and is staffed with experienced primary care and multi=specialty physicians. In addition, HCA Midwest and its hospitals provide an array of other innovative services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest has invested more than $600 million to enhance and expand patient services since April 2003.
Clifton Mills, chief financial officer for HCA Midwest, says Bloom’s 16 years of experience in managing teams with proven, results=oriented leadership will enhance HCA Midwest’s ability to deliver quality patient care through complex challenges. “Sarah’s career has proven her passion about adding value to an organization through strategic vision and operational excellence,” says Mills. “We’re looking forward to Sarah’s considerable IT knowledge and dynamic leadership. She is a great addition to the HCA Midwest team.” Bloom says she is excited to join HCA Midwest, which has proven itself to be an innovative, efficient organization in progressive healthcare. “The quality of services and programs offered to residents in the Kansas City area through HCA Midwest’s hospitals and physician practices is excellent,” says Bloom. “I’m pleased to join the talented team of IT experts here.”
Steve Corbeil, president of HCA Midwest, says Bloom’s experience and knowledge will help advance the healthcare entity’s mission. “All of our hospitals are committed to providing every patient with the highest level of care in an environment where people, compassion, community and integrity are valued,” says Corbeil. “Sarah’s proven track record is in tandem with our objectives.”