Laura Groschen has joined Acadia as the organization’s new chief information officer, according to an announcement made by Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHC) (CIO). In this position, she will direct continuing digital transformation across Acadia’s scaled behavioural health capabilities and help design and enhance the company’s information technology (IT) strategy. Groschen will answer to Chris Hunter, the company’s chief executive officer, as a new member of the executive leadership team.
In this significant new position, Laura Groschen will join the Acadia senior leadership team, said Hunter. She has a proven track record of utilising technology and fostering an innovative culture for top healthcare firms, and she brings the ideal combination of IT and business leadership experience. Acadia is dedicated to developing and deploying world-class IT solutions that will further improve the provision of care and assist the people we serve as we expand. As we continue to implement our expansion strategy, we are enthusiastic about our reinvigorated IT focus, which will be significantly aided by Laura.
With over 25 years of expertise leading strategic transformation at sizable healthcare and consumer-focused IT firms, Groschen joins Acadia. In her most recent position, she oversaw a team that supported information and technology for 20 operating units and global business operations across Medtronic’s facilities in 150 countries. Medtronic is a $30 billion global healthcare solutions firm. She also oversaw Medtronic’s IT strategy for M&A and divestments, with an emphasis on maximising business outcomes through technology investments. She headed a $4 billion annual revenue practise at United Health Group as the business unit CIO prior to joining Medtronic, where she implemented technological solutions for the federal and state governments in support of the Affordable Care Act. Previously, Groschen served in a number of executive leadership positions for Wells Fargo & Company.
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