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Lake Regional Welcomes Chief Information Officer

Monday, July 15, 2019
Patrick Neece, CIO Patrick Neece, CIO

Lake Regional Health System is pleased to welcome Patrick Neece as its new chief information officer. Neece will lead Lake Regional’s efforts to use information technology to advance health care delivery.

“Neece joins Lake Regional with 19 years of health care information technology experience, including 12 years in a chief information officer role,” said Lake Regional CEO Dane W. Henry, FACHE. “His experience implementing innovative technology solutions will help Lake Regional provide efficient, effective health care for patients and providers.”

From 2007 until joining Lake Regional, Neece served as an assistant vice president and chief information officer at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. His accomplishments there included leading efforts to become the first hospital in Arkansas to acquire Meaningful Use designation and spearheading the transitions to a new revenue cycle system and electronic health record. These improvements increased the overall efficiency of clinical, financial and operational processes.

Neece has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He and his wife, Karrie, have a blended family with four sons. His favorite hobby is boating, and he also enjoys fishing, deer hunting, duck hunting and golf. His family also likes to travel, including trips to New Orleans to watch the Saints.

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. Lake Regional is the only hospital between Columbia and Springfield that is a state-designated center for trauma, stroke and heart attack. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialties, including cancer care, heart care, orthopedics and women’s health. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies.

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