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7/14/2016 Member News
New CIO at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Announces New CIO

St. Petersburg, Fla. – July 14, 2016 – Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has appointed John McLendon as vice president and chief information officer. In his new role, McLendon will be responsible for the oversight of all Information Technology (IT) across Johns Hopkins All Children’s, including the execution of the IT strategic plan and overall IT services and support.
 
“Throughout his career, John has proven to be adept at steering organizations into the future through the efficient and innovative use of technology,” says Jonathan Ellen, M.D., president and CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and vice dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “His proficiency around network integration and population health is valuable as technology evolves and will be integral to our continuing focus on achieving the highest quality, safest patient-centered care.”
 
McLendon’s career in IT is extensive. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief information officer at MedStar Health in Columbia, Md. Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Adventist Health System for over six years, providing IT services for 31 regional hospitals and more than 1,000 employed positions across nine states, with a staff of 750 associates. He also successfully implemented Cerner’s integrated clinical and financial electronic health record platform across all 31 hospitals, led efforts to form a local health information exchange and established an enterprise data warehouse for business analytics and dashboard reporting. Additionally, all 31 hospitals in his purview achieved meaningful use following the launch of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record Incentive Programs and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Level 6 Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption status.
 
Prior to his work with Adventist, McLendon served as vice president and chief information officer for Bayfront Health System in St. Petersburg. He also has held senior IT leadership positions with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, South Fulton Medical Center in Atlanta and Banner Health in Phoenix.
 
McLendon holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and information sciences from Jacksonville University and an MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He also is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Cerner Client Care Council, as well as being a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems by HIMSS.

About Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg is a leader in children’s health care, combining a legacy of compassionate care focused solely on children since 1926 with the innovation and experience of one of the world’s leading health care systems. The 259-bed teaching hospital, ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospital, stands at the forefront of discovery, leading innovative research to cure and prevent childhood diseases while training the next generation of pediatric experts. With a network of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care centers and collaborative care provided by All Children’s Specialty Physicians at regional hospitals, Johns Hopkins All Children’s brings care closer to home. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital consistently keeps the patient and family at the center of care while continuing to expand its mission in treatment, research, education and advocacy. For more information, visit HopkinsAllChildrens.org.