Huntington Hospital Names New Senior VP

Scott Groom
Scott Groom

Huntington Hospital has announced that Scott Groom was recently named as senior vice president, chief information officer. Groom brings more than 20 years of experience in advanced technology, clinical integration, management of physician and outpatient operations, strategic planning/market­ing, business development and consulting across multiple healthcare and Fortune 500 environments.
“Scott Groom brings in-depth knowledge of our industry to his role at Huntington Hospital,” said Dr. Lori Morgan, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “His expertise in strategic development and management of resources closely align with our goal to provide world-class care to our community. I’m extremely happy to have him join our executive team.”
In his new role at Huntington Hospital, Groom will provide the vision and leadership for the development and management of information resources and technology to support the hospital’s strategic goals and program priorities. He will also lead the clinical and information technology departments and optimize the use of operating and capital financial resources to ensure efficient operation and proper support of clinical and administrative functions.
Groom joins Huntington Hospital from New York-based Bassett, a top 50 integrated delivery network and academic medical center comprised of an integrated medical group of 500 providers, serving nearly 6,000 square miles of the state with six hospitals, 60 outpatient, long-term care and specialty centers.
As network vice president for Bassett, Groom helped launch the first use of operational performance excellence efforts using lean six sigma, PMO and relationship-based care methodologies. He led long-range strategic planning process and rapid cycle implementations of Electronic Medical Record, Revenue Cycle, Enterprise Resource Planning and Data Analytics solutions resulting in top-five adoption metrics in the U.S., 100% achievement of quality measures, and more than $30 million in downstream ROI. Groom was central to the development of new strategies for care coordination/population management programs, including startup efforts for CMS accountable care organizations, bundled payments for care improvement, and $8 billion NYS Medicaid delivery system reform incentive payment programs, which translated into more than $100 million in incentives, serving as a charter/steering member for new commercial insurance product ventures.
Before Bassett, Groom served as corporate vice president and chief information officer for Marshall University Health System-based Cabell Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, and Baptist Health System of Mississippi, where in addition to IT and analytics, his responsibilities included strategic planning, marketing/business development, board relations and MSO services. His previous experience also includes leadership in Fortune 500 software, services and management consulting.
As part of his new role, Groom will serve on industry, hospital board and management committees. He is the previous chair of audit/security for the Healthcare Information Exchange of N.Y., Excellus BCBS Joint Venture Executive Committee, and planning for the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
He also served on the board of directors for At Home Care of New York, the American Red Cross, YMCA, and is past president of the George Washington/D.C. chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives.
Groom earned his master’s degree in health services and administration from George Washington University, School of Business. He completed his post-graduate residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and received his bachelor of arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Groom has relocated to South Pasadena for his position at Huntington Hospital. He has two sons, Jonah and Eli.

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