Cadence Health Names Dan Kinsella Chief Information Officer
Winfield, Ill., November 27, 2012 – Cadence Health, the health system created through the merger of Central DuPage Health and Delnor Community Health System, today announced that Dan Kinsella has been named the system’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Vice President. Mr. Kinsella, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of health care experience, replaced Dave Printz, who retired earlier this year.
“Dan is an industry leader who possesses the critical skills needed to lead our future information technology endeavors,” said Mike Vivoda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Health. “His strong knowledge and years of health care information technology experience will be a valuable asset to our system as information technology continues to play an increasingly important role in patient safety, clinical quality and care coordination.”
Mr. Kinsella, 56, most recently served as Senior Vice President at Optum Insight, a division of United Healthcare, where he led technology consulting within the Accountable Care Services practice, including a role as Solution Architect and Program Manager for an alpha site ACO client in the Southwest.
Prior to Optum Insight, Mr. Kinsella was the National Practice Leader for Healthcare Consulting at The Revere Group, where he developed and managed the company’s largest industry vertical practice, facilitating health care CIO groups and leading engagements for hospitals, health systems and health insurance companies. Mr. Kinsella has also held leadership roles at Cap Gemini, Ernst & Young and Andersen Consulting.
“Information technology is transforming health care in a variety of ways to better support patient care,” said Dan Kinsella, Chief Information Officer, Cadence Health. “These are exciting times for our industry as innovations in information technology allow patients to be more actively involved in their care.”
Mr. Kinsella earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology from Northwestern University and a Master’s in Management in Health Management & Finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
About Cadence Health
Cadence Health was formed in March 2011 as a result of the merger between Central DuPage Health System based in Winfield, Ill., and Delnor Community Health System based in Geneva, Ill. Cadence Health is a locally based, locally governed health system focused on delivering excellent health care to the more than 1 million patients in Chicago’s western suburbs. For five consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) was selected by Thomson Reuters as one of the “100 Top Hospitals in the U.S.,” and currently maintains affiliations with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for pediatric specialty care and Cleveland Clinic for cardiac surgery, adult medical oncology, and cardiology services. Delnor Hospital recently received accreditation by the American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. Both hospitals have achieved Magnet® recognition for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Cadence Health employs more than 6,100 professionals providing care across an interdependent network of healthcare organizations. Cadence Health also includes Cadence Physician Group, a local network of more than 200 primary care physicians and specialists on the medical staff at CDH or Delnor Hospital.