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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital’s Powe named to 100 'CIOs to Know' list

Release Date: August 18, 2017
Laura Oakes, Director of Marketing and Medical Staff Development
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Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital Chief Information Officer Lee Powe has been named one of the top 100 Community Hospital Chief Information Officers to know in the U . S . for 2017 by Becker’ s Hospital Review, a healthcare industry leader offering up - to - date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems.

A release from Becker’s said CIOs on the list all lead health information technology teams that have implemented electronic health records systems, lead cyber security initiatives and managed telehealth / telemedicine programs.

“While Lee would be the first to credit his team for this acknowledgement, this recognition truly is a testament to the expertise, dedication and strong leadership Lee brings every day to Hugh Chatham,” said hospital Chief Executive Officer Paul Hammes.

Becker’s release also said that CIOs included on the top 100 list are at the helm of organizations that have been recognized nationally for their quality care and patient satisfaction.

In July, Hugh Chatham was named for the third consecutive year as a “most wired” U.S. hospital by Hospitals & Health Networks for its use of technology to provide excellent access to quality care.


About Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital

Hugh Chatham ( is a not-for-profit community health care network of physician clinics and an 81-bed acute care hospital that delivers a seamless and convenient health care experience to communities in the Yadkin Valley and foothills region of North Carolina. Employing more than 800 staff members, Hugh Chatham includes a medical group of more than 50 providers who provide patient-and family-centered care across 24 locations and six counties. Headquartered in Elkin, North Carolina, Hugh Chatham is a leader in using technology to coordinate care for patients and to provide opportunities for patients to interact with the health system.

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