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Lance Spranger named to "100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know" list

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Lance Spranger, Chief Information OfficerSt. John’s Medical Center is pleased to announce that Lance Spranger, chief information officer, has been named to Becker's Healthcare "100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know | 2017" list.

According to a press release from Becker’s, “The chief information officers (CIOs) on this list lead the health information technology (IT) teams at community hospitals and health systems. The individuals highlighted have implemented electronic health record systems, lead cybersecurity initiatives, and oversee telehealth/telemedicine programs. Community hospital CIOs must be skilled at building teams and working across departments to build and deliver a successful health IT infrastructure.”

“The award is well deserved and indicative of his great work at St. John’s,” said John Kren, St. John’s Medical Center CFO/COO. “In addition to his outstanding leadership, Lance’s achievements include overseeing security enhancements to our data systems, developing IT support of clinical and business excellence, and leading a selection committee focused on bringing St. John’s to a new level through the selection of a fully integrated electronic medical record system.”

Spranger has been the chief information officer at St. John’s since 2015. He oversees a team of 16 system engineers and administrators, technology support specialists, and business/clinical analysts. Prior to taking his current position, he served as the director of information technology at Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc. in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In addition to holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Spranger is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

The Becker's Hospital Review accepted nominations for the CIOs-to-know list and developed the final list based on editorial research.

The full list features profiles of all included individuals.

According to Becker’s, the list is not an endorsement of included executives, hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Executives are presented in alphabetical order.

Media contact: Karen Connelly, 307 739 7380,

St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.