Sturgill Recognized as CIO of the Year for Nonprofit/Public Sector

Saint Francis Healthcare System Chief Information Officer (CIO) Lori Sturgill, MOL, was recognized with the Nonprofit/Public Sector St. Louis CIO of the Year ORBIE® Award.

The annual St. Louis CIO of the Year ORBIE® Awards program honors Chief Information Officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. Winners of the Super Global, Large Enterprise, Enterprise, Corporate and Nonprofit/Public Sector categories were announced Friday, November 18, at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel in St. Louis.

“Lori’s receipt of such recognition from a group of information technology peers is not a surprise. She has committed her career to service in faith-based healthcare organizations,” said Justin Davison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis. “We are proud of her and celebrate the award.”

Sturgill joined Saint Francis in September of 2018 as Chief Information Officer, bringing more than 33 years of accumulative healthcare experience to the Healthcare System. As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, she has a strong background in project management in the design and execution of large, complex projects. Sturgill serves as Chair of Health Connect Partners – Information Technology Education Board, is on the Board of Directors for Mid-America Transplant Services and is a Director at Large for the Midwest Gateway Chapter of the National Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

For more than 20 years, the CIO ORBIE® Awards have recognized technology executives for leadership, innovation and excellence in this rapidly growing, CIO-led national professional association. The St. Louis CIO ORBIE® Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in St. Louis. CIOs are typically recognized in multiple categories, based on the size and scope of their organization and responsibilities.