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Sisters of Charity Health System Names Robin Stursa Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mar 25, 2010 (07:03 PM EDT)


CLEVELAND, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robin Stursa joined the Sisters of Charity Health System on March 15th in the newly created role of vice president and chief information officer. Stursa most recently served in the same capacity at Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she was responsible for the planning and managing of IT capital and operating expenses and regulatory and audit compliance measures.

As vice president and chief information officer, Stursa will be a key member of the leadership team and will direct development, integration and operation efforts relating to information technology strategy for the Sisters of Charity Health System, with emphasis on its five hospitals within the System.  

"Robin brings extensive years of proven success in strategic information technology system development.  We look forward to her expertise in supporting the growth and expansion of our system-wide health information technology so we can continue to serve the needs of our patients and community," says Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, SCHS president and CEO.

At Saint Vincent Health System, Stursa managed the NorthEast Healthnet, a rural health care pilot program and recipient of a $1.7 million broadband award from the FCC. She also created, directed and guided the formulation and execution of a strategic information and technology plan, and maintained relationships with physicians, nurses and vendors to coordinate and integrate services.

"Robin brings 20 years of information technology expertise and an accomplished track record to our organization," says Patrick McMahon, senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Sisters of Charity Health System. "We look forward to benefiting from her talent, vision and skills as she takes our system-wide IT capabilities to a more efficient and cost-effective level."

Prior to her position with Saint Vincent Health System, Stursa was director, information technology and process services for Catholic HealthCare Partners-Community Health Partners in Lorain, Ohio. Stursa is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

About the Sisters of Charity Health System

The Sisters of Charity Health System was established in 1982 as the parent corporation for the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine in Ohio and South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, since its founding in 1851, continue their faith-based legacy of high quality, compassionate care in partnership with its co-ministers who are the heart and hands of the ministry.

The Sisters of Charity Health System sponsors St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals, a leading cardiovascular center in South Carolina, which includes Providence Hospital/Providence Heart Institute and Providence Hospital Northeast in Columbia, South Carolina. In a joint venture with University Hospitals of Cleveland, the Sisters of Charity Health System also sponsors St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio.  All are Catholic.  The organization also oversees three grant-making foundations located in Cleveland and Canton, Ohio, and Columbia, SC. Each foundation sponsors significant community initiatives and collaborations that address causes and consequences of poverty.

Other health and human services and education-related organizations within the Sisters of Charity Health System include Cleveland's Joseph's Home, a unique residential care center for homeless men, Canton's Early Childhood Resource Center for people working in childcare in all settings; and Healthy Learners, a South Carolina health care resource for children from low-income families. The Sisters of Charity Health System also provides residential eldercare services at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio, and Light of Hearts Villa in Bedford, Ohio. Light of Hearts Villa is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati.

For more information on the Sisters of Charity Health System or its individual health care and outreach ministries, visit sistersofcharityhealth.org.

SOURCE Sisters of Charity Health System