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MIHS CIO Dave Kempson Recognized as Practitioner of the Year by the Society of Information Management

Phoenix, AZ, March 05, 2010 --( The Society of Information Management, Arizona Chapter, recently announced that it has selected Dave Kempson, CIO of Maricopa Integrated Health System, as Practitioner of the Year for 2009.

The IT Practitioner of the Year award is given in recognition of leadership for driving innovationand execution excellence, including company, community and staff development, through Information Technology.

“Dave’s innovative leadership, energy and dedication have dramatically advanced our health cares system with cutting-edge information technology in medicine,” said Betsey Bayless, Presidentand CEO of MIHS. “Because of Dave’s leadership, we have moved light years forward in the development and implementation of the universal electronic medical record in our hospital and clinics.”

About the Society of Information Management
Established in 1968, the Society for Information Management (SIM) is the premier network for ITleaders comprised of over 3,300 members including CIOs, senior IT executives, prominentacademicians, consultants, and other IT leaders. SIM is a community of thought leaders whoshare experiences and apply rich intellectual capital, and who explore future IT direction. Through its 31 chapters, SIM provides resources and programs inspired by IT leaders for IT leaders that enable CIOs to further develop the leadership capabilities of themselves and the key and emerging leaders in their organizations. SIM provides the collective voice to advocate policy and legislation on behalf of the IT profession across industries.

About Maricopa Integrated Health System
Maricopa Integrated Health System is headquartered in the heart of Phoenix. The cornerstone of the system is Maricopa Medical Center (MMC), a major teaching hospital with a history dating back more than 100 years. Best known for its critical care services, the hospital offers Level Onetrauma and intensive care for adults, babies and children. Two in-patient psychiatric care centers with nearly 200 beds provide services in behavioral medicine, and eleven Valley-wide family health care centers. MIHS is also home to the ArizonaChildren’s Center and the nation’s second largest burn treatment facility, the Arizona BurnCenter.

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