Proven Health Care Leader Joins Prime Healthcare as Chief Information Officer
(Ontario, CA – April 16, 2018) – Will Conaway, a highly-respected executive in healthcare and education,
has joined Prime Healthcare as its new Chief Information Officer. Prime
Healthcare is a nationally recognized health system with 45 hospitals
in 14 states.
“Will’s experience in leading change and driving innovation
will be a great asset to Prime Healthcare and our hospitals across the
United States,” said Prem Reddy, MD, Chairman, President and CEO
of Prime Healthcare. “Will’s leadership and experience combined
with the talents of our current IT team will successfully guide our technology
path for the future.”
Conaway joins Prime Healthcare from Dignity Health, where most recently
he oversaw their strategy, operations and growth and enterprise IT healthcare
services. He worked with leadership at 39 acute care facilities, 200 clinics
and with 66,000 employees. During his tenure with Dignity Health, Conaway
also worked in other IT roles, including as Chief of Staff to the EHR
Alliance Activation Director and EHR Program Director.
Prior to joining Dignity Health, Conaway worked at Providence Health &
Services for four years in IT leadership roles and in the Operational
Excellence Department as a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional.
Conaway is also an adjunct professor/instructor at Cornell University,
working with masters-level students. He received a master’s degree
in organizational management from University of Phoenix, completed a masters
of executive leadership program at Cornell University, and earned a bachelor’s
degree in psychology from Kansas State University. Conaway is a member
of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and he serves on the Kansas
State University Psychology Alumni Council.
"It is an honor and privilege to be part of Prime Healthcare. The
Information Technology team is focused on the organization’s mission
of saving hospitals, saving jobs, saving lives, and improving our hospitals
so they can deliver compassionate, quality care to patients and better
healthcare for our communities,” said Conaway. “Prime Healthcare’s
IT team encompasses hundreds of brilliant and innovative team members.
Together with the talented leaders across our organization, in all departments
and at all levels, we are committed to becoming a world-class Information
Prime Healthcare is committed to investing time and resources to ensure
an IT Department “second to none,” according to Conaway. “We
will build on past success, construct new methods in the present, and
create a future that benefits all Prime Healthcare’s communities
for years to come.”