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SCL Health System’s Dave Pecoraro Finalist for CIO of the Year

May 25, 2012

Media Contact:  
Kayla Arnesen, Public Relations Director
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kayla.arnesen@sclhs.net

DENVER — May 25, 2012 – SCL Health System’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer David Pecoraro is a finalist for the Chief Information Officer of the Year, presented by the Denver Business Journal.

Each year, the Journal identifies the top information technology positions in Denver and honors those individuals who are playing a vital role in making Colorado businesses, institutions and nonprofit groups successful. 

“I am humbled by this recognition,” says Pecoraro.  “I am pleased and proud to be included in this outstanding group of IT (information technology) professionals.”

“Dave has made amazing progress in rolling out our Epic electronic medical record across our multi-state health system and in creating a centralized System Services and Technology Center to provide solutions to our care sites,” says Michael A. Slubowski, President and Chief Executive Officer, SCL Health System. “He is very deserving of this recognition.”

Pecoraro joined SCL Health System in 2006. In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of information technology, including systems and strategic planning and all ehealth care initiatives, including implementation of the system’s electronic medical record. 

Dave has an extensive background in process engineering and health care information systems encompassing clinical and business information systems, multi-hospital operations, materials management and logistics, and health information management systems.

The CIO of the Year awards program takes place June 21, 2012, at the Four Seasons Hotel.

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About SCL Health System

SCL Health System is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization that operates 11 hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health treatment center and more than 100 ambulatory service centers in four states – California, Colorado, Kansas and Montana.Based in Denver, the $2.7 billion health network is dedicated to improving the health of the communities and individuals it serves, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.On an annual basis, SCL Health System regularly provides more than $220 million in community benefit, including services for the poor, health screenings, educational programs, community donations and research.SCL Health System was founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who opened their first hospital in 1864.In 2011, the sisters transferred sponsorship of SCL Health System to Leaven Ministries.To learn more, visit www.sclhealthsystem.org.