People: Chuck Podesta new Chief Information Officer at Renown Health

Chuck Podesta

Chuck Podesta Courtesy Photo

Renown Health announced this month Charles (Chuck) Podesta has been named Chief Information Officer. He brings over 30 years of experience to the role, which he begins July 12.

Podesta most recently served as Interim CIO for UCONN Health’s John Dempsey Medical Center, School of Medicine and Clinical Research IT, according to a June 15 press release from Renown.

Prior to that, he served as CIO for UCI Health/UC Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California Health System. He also served as CIO for University of Vermont Health Network/Fletcher Allen Health; Steward Health/Caritas Christi Healthcare; Berkshire Health; Baystate Health and UMASS Medical Center, all in the New England area.

“We are pleased to bring an experienced and talented leader like Chuck Podesta to lead our information and technology areas at Renown,” Dr. Tony Slonim, President/CEO of Renown Health, said in a statement. “As Chief Information Officer, he will have the opportunity to foster a culture of innovation and excellence in information technology which serves hundreds of thousands of people across the state and the nation.

"Chuck will use the power of technology to bring a new level of convenience to patients and providers and will use his talents and team to improve the health and well-being of Nevadans.”

Podesta is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and an active member of CHIME, HIMSS and the Society for Information Management (SIM), according to Renown.

“I am honored and excited to join the Renown Health family and the northern Nevada community,” Podesta said in a statement. “I am impressed with the innovation and transformation at Renown; which has earned it a reputation as one of the nation’s leading health systems. I look forward to joining Renown Health at this exciting time in its history.

"I am excited to bring my skills and experience to create a positive experience when people use our technology. I am looking forward to leading the organization on this important journey.”


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