Mike Hebrank Joins UHC as Vice President and CIO

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) in Oak Brook, Ill., has hired Mike Hebrank to fill the role of vice president and CIO. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of healthcare information technology leadership experience, Hebrank will assume his new duties at UHC immediately.

Mike is a consummate problem-solver — he brings a broad technical background and a highly strategic mindset to UHC.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) in Oak Brook, Ill., has hired Mike Hebrank to fill the role of vice president and CIO. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years of healthcare information technology leadership experience, Hebrank will assume his new duties at UHC immediately.

“Mike is a consummate problem-solver — he brings a broad technical background and a highly strategic mindset to UHC,” said Steven J. Meurer, Ph.D., MBA, MHS, senior vice president, Comparative Data & Informatics at UHC. “These skills, combined with Mike’s proven ability to build teams with a high level of engagement, will be crucial to the continued success and development of our IT department.”

Hebrank’s career has included executive leadership positions at GBMC Healthcare and Helix Health, both in Baltimore, Md., where he managed information technology departments of up to 70 employees while developing strategic plans and budgets leveraging technology to successfully achieve the organizations’ business goals. Prior to joining UHC, Hebrank served as CTO/CIO with investment manager Campbell & Company in Baltimore. Hebrank completed a master’s of science degree in computer engineering at Loyola University in Chicago, Ill., and a bachelor’s of science degree in applied statistics at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, Md.

“UHC needed an executive with proven track record for achieving optimum IT operations within the healthcare setting,” according to Rich Miller, senior vice president of Talent Strategies for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the CIO search for UHC. “Mike’s background and skill set are a perfect fit for their needs.”

About The University HealthSystem Consortium:
Formed in 1984, The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) is an alliance of 112 academic medical centers and 253 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90 percent of the nation’s non-profit academic medical centers. The organization provides a range of performance improvement products and services to help members attain national leadership in healthcare by achieving excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit http://www.uhc.edu.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers. B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of services includes Interim Healthcare Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create solutions that uniquely fit their needs. B. E. Smith, the No. 1 ranked executive search firm by Modern Healthcare, maintains one of the largest databases of skilled healthcare leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 total leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.

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