New CIO joins MRHC
Jason Bray, ACHE, of Owasso, has been named Chief Information Officer of McAlester Regional Health Center.
Bray is stepping in to replace Frank Hilbert, whose contract expires in January and plans to transition into consulting. Bray will begin working at MRHC next week in his role directing the Information Systems Department and technology strategy for the hospital and its affiliates.
“Jason brings the experience and energy needed to achieve MRHC’s mission and vision of being a regional Hospital for all of Southeastern Oklahoma,” said CEO David Keith.
An executive with 20 years of experience in information technology, and more than 16 years in a healthcare setting, Bray most recently worked as deputy CIO at Methodist Health System in Dallas. He was CIO for Oklahoma State University Medical Center & Center for Health Services in Tulsa for five years, and has worked with health systems and hospitals throughout the country.
Bray won the Oklahoma Hospital Association Excellence of the Year Award for executive leadership in 2012.
The new hospital CIO holds a Bachelor of Finance from Northeastern State University, a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Medical Informatics Association. He also serves on the OSU Okmulgee IT Board of Directors, the State of Oklahoma Technology Committee, and Thermal Specialties Board of Directors, and is a member of Great Tulsa Health Access and Tulsa Center for Autism.
MRHC is a regional 171-bed general acute care public trust hospital serving a region comprised of eight counties in Southeast Oklahoma. With more than 700 employees, the hospital offers a wide array of clinics, and ancillary and outpatient programs.