Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Christopher Kunney Named Chief Information Officer and Information Services Leader for Piedmont Healthcare

Christopher Kunney has been named chief information officer and vice president of Information Services for Piedmont Healthcare. Kunney’s responsibilities include planning and directing Information Services across Piedmont Healthcare, developing long-term strategies to support and enhance Piedmont’s business strategies, and assessing and ensuring infrastructure and resource requirements across the system.

“Christopher joined Piedmont Healthcare in 2003 and as the former chief of operations for Information Services has played a vital role in our IS programs, which have received several awards including Most Wired for Piedmont Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital and Piedmont Mountainside Hospital,” said R. Timothy Stack, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “He will continue the good work begun by John Hilliard, Piedmont’s CIO since 1998 who will remain on board to help with the transition, the IS team and other PHC leaders.”

“The role of information services in health care is constantly changing and advancing,” said Kunney. “I’m looking forward to this new position with Piedmont Healthcare and playing an active role in the system’s IS plans for the future.”

A graduate of Fort Valley State University and Georgia Institute of Technology, Kunney has held various senior level IT managerial positions during his tenure with technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Verso Technologies and also as a consultant for Worldsites Network International.

He is an adjunct professor for DeVry University and was recently named recipient of the first annual Minority Scholarship Award from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, of which he is a member. Kunney is active in the Atlanta chapter of the National Black MBA Association and is a member of the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Christopher and his wife, Marion, reside in Atlanta with their two children, Jordan and Brian.

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