Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Names New Chief Information and Digital Officer

For release: July 10, 2023

STANFORD, Calif. — Tanya Townsend will join Stanford Medicine Children’s Health as its new Chief Information and Digital Officer. With extensive experience and achievements in health care information technology, Tanya will lead Stanford Children’s digital transformation and technology-driven initiatives.

“Tanya’s expertise in IT leadership within the health care industry, including multihospital enterprises, academic medical centers, and children’s hospitals, makes her an invaluable asset,” said Rick Majzun, Chief Operating Officer, Stanford Medicine Children’s Health. “Tanya has a proven track record in implementing electronic health record and enterprise resource planning systems, driving operational excellence, and spearheading strategic planning,” he added.

Tanya will join Stanford Medicine Children’s Health in September, bringing with her a wealth of experience from previous key leadership positions. Since 2014, she’s served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at LCMC Health in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and Chief Information Officer at HSHS Eastern WI Division in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Tanya holds a Master of Science in medical informatics from Milwaukee School of Engineering/Medical College of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in health information administration.

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Kelly Frank
Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Communications Dir.

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