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Virginia Hospital Center CIO Named One of 100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know
Michael Mistretta is Only CIO from Virginia to Make the List

For Immediate Release

Maryanne Boster
Director of Corporate Communications
Virginia Hospital Center
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Michael Mistretta, CIOVirginia Hospital Center Vice President and CIO Michael Mistretta was named one of the country’s “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know” for 2017 by Becker’s Healthcare. This is the first year the healthcare publications giant has included the CIO category in its “100 Best” lists.

“100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know” includes chief information officers and IT department leaders at hospitals and health systems across the United States who excel at developing long-term technology strategy as they oversee electronic health record (EHR) implementation, telehealth, health information exchanges, cybersecurity and more. Typically, they’ve overcome unique challenges in their efforts to connect patients, physician offices and other care settings — often across broad geographies using limited resources.

Mistretta, who joined Virginia Hospital Center in 2015, is the only CIO from Virginia to make the list. Earlier this year, he began the implementation of the Epic EHR, fully integrating it with the Hospital’s billing system and improving the experience of patients, physicians and staff. Under his leadership, the Hospital has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired Hospitals” by the American Hospital Association and Health & Hospitals Network in 2016 and 2017.

“Michael is a forward-thinking IT innovator whose progressive and innovative use of technology has improved safety and quality throughout Virginia Hospital Center, and given patients and families in our community greater access to the important health information they need,” said James B. Cole, President and CEO. “With the Epic implementation and other initiatives, he has deployed technology to drive efficiencies and improve care delivery and the patient experience. He richly deserves this honor and we’re proud to have him on our team.”

About Becker’s Healthcare

Becker's Healthcare is the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders. Its portfolio includes five industry-leading trade publications: Becker’s Hospital Review, Becker’s ASC Review, Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality, Becker’s Spine Review, and Becker’s Dental Review. Read more


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