Aspirus, Inc. Hires New Chief Information Officer

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Aspirus in Wausau, Wis., has hired Todd Richardson as chief information officer. A seasoned healthcare information technology executive with more than 25 years of information technology leadership experience, Richardson will assume his new duties at Aspirus immediately.

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Todd has a proven track record of implementing information technology initiatives, building strong teams and successfully communicating IT concepts.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Aspirus in Wausau, Wis., has hired Todd Richardson as chief information officer. A seasoned healthcare information technology executive with more than 25 years of information technology leadership experience, Richardson will assume his new duties at Aspirus immediately.

“Todd has a proven track record of implementing information technology initiatives, building strong teams and successfully communicating IT concepts,” said Duane Erwin, president and chief executive officer, Aspirus, Inc. “We look forward to utilizing Todd’s skills to position Aspirus for continued success and growth.”

Prior to joining Aspirus, Richardson was CIO at Deaconess Health System in Evansville, Ind., where he was responsible for information technology and information security for the health system’s four hospitals. He led the implementation and optimization of Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR) in all facilities. Richardson has also served as vice president of information services for St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, N.M. and regional vice president of information services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

“Aspirus was looking for a CIO who could lead a system-wide Epic implementation while developing collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the health system,” said Kathy Hall, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith. “Todd has a proven track record of leading IT for integrated delivery systems.”

Richardson earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is a member of the Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS) and the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME).

About Aspirus, Inc.:
Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wis. With more than 6,000 employees, Aspirus serves people in 14 Wisconsin counties and the upper peninsula of Michigan through a series of affiliated hospitals; home health and hospice care; pharmacies; critical care and helicopter transport service; an affiliated physician network; and an extensive clinics network. For more, visit http://www.aspirus.org.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and the top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Consulting Solutions. Veteran healthcare leaders and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and the largest database of skilled senior-level healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.

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