Gerry Lewis, who has served as interim CIO at Ascension Healthcare since July 1, now has the full title as well as being named senior vice president and chief executive officer of Ascension Information Services.

Lewis takes the IT reins of a sprawling not-for-profit healthcare system with 141 hospitals, more than 30 post-acute care facilities, 36,000 aligned providers and 2,500 total sites of care across 24 states and the District of Columbia.

Major responsibilities Lewis has achieved during his career at Ascension include establishing an enterprise architecture, enhancing mobile care capabilities and providing new capabilities to support value-based care.

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In a statement, Robert Henkel, executive vice president at Ascension, called Lewis “a consummate servant leader; he engenders trust and confidence in the AIS team as well as leaders and associates across our integrated national health ministry.”

Lewis’ previous posts include serving as regional CIO at Ascension for the past eight years, as well as serving as vice president of IT strategy and business development during the past three years.

He also served as CIO at Seton Family Hospitals for seven years and for eight years prior had stints at Dell Online and Compaq.

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