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St. Luke's hires first chief information officer

Chris Sorenson was most recently a regional technology officer for a health care system in Alabama, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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St. Luke's has hired its first chief information officer.

The Duluth-based health care system has named Chris Sorenson as vice president and chief information officer, St. Luke's announced in a news release Wednesday.

“We are truly impressed with Chris’s dedication to finding new, innovative and better ways to utilize technology to improve patient quality of care, safety and access to care,” St. Luke's Co-President, CEO and CFO Eric Lohn said in the release. “His breadth of experience and proven commitment to focusing on the end-user experience will be strong assets for St. Luke’s.”

St. Luke's said 20 of Sorenson's almost 30 years of IT experience have been in health care.

For the past two years, Sorenson worked as the regional technology officer for the Ascension health care system's Alabama, Kansas and Oklahoma markets. He previously worked as chief information officer at Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation in Richmond, Virginia, and "has experience serving in a large, academic medical setting," the release said.

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