Thursday, January 23, 2014

Becker's Hospital Review names Loyola executive to list of 'CIOS to Know'

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Becker's Hospital Review has named Arthur Krumrey to its list of “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.” Krumrey is Loyola University Health System’s vice president and chief information officer.

The publication said the list recognizes some of the most innovative and accomplished CIOs of hospitals and health systems across the country. Selected leaders have demonstrated the ability to leverage existing and new technology to further the mission of their organizations while elevating the level of patient care.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospital and health system CIOs based on a number of factors, including awards they have won and hospital or health system performance.

Krumrey has served at Loyola University Health System in an IT function for more than 20 years. He began his role as vice president and CIO of the system in July 2012. Before that, he served as vice president and CIO of Loyola University Medical Center.

Under Krumrey’s direction, Loyola was a leader in the Chicago area in implementing an electronic health record, which allowed the organization to standardize patient care and improve outcomes using evidenced-based medicine. The organization also was an early adopter of technology to better communicate with patients and referring physicians through information portals.

Loyola University Medical Center has been named to the “Most Wired Hospital” list by the American Hospital Association and affiliated organizations for 10 of the last 13 years, acknowledging the degree to which its processes are automated.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.