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Catholic Health East Appoints Vice President, Clinical Informatics and Transformation

February 25, 2011

Virginia Davis, Ed. D., R.N., CPHQ, Vice President Clinical Informatics and Transformation

Newtown Square, Pa., Friday, February 25, 2011 – Catholic Health East (CHE) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Virginia Davis, Ed. D., R.N., CPHQ, as vice president, clinical informatics and transformation.

In this new role, Davis will provide leadership and oversight for the transformation of clinical practice in efficiency, quality services and safety through the application of clinical information technology. She will also lead and participate in the design of clinical content and optimization of content and work flows that clinicians use in electronic medical records. Davis has been with CHE since 2007 as clinical informatics officer.

“Increasingly, clinical informatics is crucial to our health system’s ability to deliver quality, effective, and safe health care,” said Mike McCoy, MD, CHE’s chief medical information officer. “Ginny’s clinical and informatics background and expertise, together with her proven, results-oriented track record, position her well to help lead our health ministry’s clinical transformational efforts.”

Before joining CHE, Davis was senior consultant for ACS Healthcare Solutions (formerly Superior Consultant Company, Inc). She earned her Doctorate of Education from Wilmington College, Wilmington, Delaware; her Master of Arts, College of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware; her Master of Arts in nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York; and her Bachelor of Science, College of Nursing, C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York.

Catholic Health East (CHE) is a multi-institutional Catholic health system, co-sponsored by nine religious congregations and Hope Ministries, a Public Juridic Person within Catholic Health East. Based in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, the System provides the means to ensure the continuation of the Catholic identity and operational strength of the sponsors’ health ministries, which are located in 11 eastern states from Maine to Florida. The CHE system includes 34 acute care hospitals, four long-term acute care hospitals, 25 freestanding and hospital-based long-term care facilities, 14 assisted-living facilities, four continuing care retirement communities, eight behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities, 37 home health/hospice agencies, and numerous ambulatory and community-based health agencies. Catholic Health East facilities employ more than 54,000 full-time employees as partners in ministry