Leslie A. Clonch Jr. brings deep experience in the health care field to the position
Leslie A. Clonch Jr., a leader in the development and implementation of health care information systems, joined Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) as vice president and chief information officer.
“At a time when information technology is becoming increasingly critical to high quality health care, the hospital is thrilled to have an IT executive of Les’ caliber on our team,” said Robert L. Walker, president and CEO of TSRHC.
Clonch will provide TSRHC with a strategic and tactical vision that ensures the organization has an information systems infrastructure that supports the pediatric orthopaedic hospital’s world-class patient care, medical education and research.
“I look forward to working with the medical team, administrators and staff to identify ways that information management and technology can best serve our mission of offering the best pediatric orthopaedic care possible,” he said.
Among his duties at TSRHC, Clonch will be leading the hospital’s effort to increase its use of Electronic Health Records to improve patient treatment, develop metrics that better measure the quality, value and outcome of patient care, and create and manage an information systems strategic plan.
He comes from a similar position at the Augusta, Ga.-based University Health Care System, which operates hospitals and nursing facilities serving patients in 25 counties in Georgia and South Carolina.
Before becoming vice president and chief information officer of the University Health Care System in 2011, Clonch was chief information officer at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, Texas. He has also held executive positions at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas; FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, N.C.; and Wuesthoff Health Systems in Rockledge, Fla.
Clonch holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and a master’s in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla. He is a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society and the College of Health Information Management Executives and holds certifications from both organizations.