Georgia Health Sciences University Hires New CIO

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) in Augusta, Ga., has hired Charles Enicks as chief information officer. A seasoned healthcare information technology executive with more than 35 years of senior leadership experience, Enicks will assume his new duties at GHSU on May 1, 2012.

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Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) March 26, 2012

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) in Augusta, Ga., has hired Charles Enicks as chief information officer. A seasoned healthcare information technology executive with more than 35 years of senior leadership experience, Enicks will assume his new duties at GHSU on May 1, 2012.

With many years serving as a CIO at healthcare organizations, Enicks brings a proven ability to develop and execute successful multidimensional strategic and governance plans for IT across the entire enterprise. He will be instrumental in leading the IT operations while providing collaborative, inspired leadership for the IT team.

Prior to joining GHSU, Enicks was CIO at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, where he led the IT function for five related schools, five hospitals and a 550-physician multispecialty practice. He also has served as CIO at numerous other academically affiliated healthcare organizations, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Pa., University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System in Ala., and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Ga.

“Following the merger of the university with its health system, GHSU was looking for a CIO with experience in an academic and university healthcare system,” said Kathy Hall, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith. “Charlie has a proven track record of leading IT for integrated delivery systems and academic medical centers.”

Enicks earned a master of engineering in biomedical engineering at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a bachelor of science in chemical engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. He has served on the board of directors for The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

About Georgia Health Sciences University:
Founded in 1828, Georgia Health Sciences University is home to the Medical College of Georgia, the 13th oldest continuously operating medical school in the United States. GHSU has more than 2,400 students in five colleges: the Medical College, Allied Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies and Nursing. With approximately 5,000 faculty, staff and residents (9,000 enterprise-wide), GHSU offers modern classrooms and laboratories, the 478-bed Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, the Children’s Medical Center, extensive outpatient clinics, residence halls, a student center, a wellness center and a comprehensive medical education library. For more information, visit http://www.georgiahealth.edu/about.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and the top-ranked provider of IT 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 IT healthcare leadership 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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