Vice President and Chief Information Officer
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Chad T. Brisendine serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional network of hospitals, physicians and other related organizations providing care primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Warren County in New Jersey. The network has over 17,000 employees, a total of 2,000 physicians on the Medical Staff and more than 1,350 volunteers. St. Luke’s has achieved HIMSS Stage 7 for all facilities, at the time St. Luke’s had 50% of all of Pennsylvania’s Stage 7 Hospitals including New Jersey’s first Stage 7 hospital, Most Wired 8 times, as well as the Davies award twice. In this role, Chad is responsible for Information Technology, Innovation, Radiology, Construction, Emergency Transportation Services and Supply Chain.
Chad joined St. Luke’s University Health Network in 2009 after serving as the Corporate Director for New Technology and Delivery for CHRISTUS Health in Texas. He also served as a CIO for 3 hospitals within the health system which includes 44 hospitals and facilities in 6 states and Mexico. He has over 20 years of experience in Healthcare, 15 years as a CIO. He specializes in transformational healthcare strategy and project delivery.
Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Chad has additional background in construction and retail software development. Chad was one of the first Healthcare certified CIOs and he holds multiple certifications in ITIL as well as over 10 technical certifications from Microsoft and Cisco.