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Tom Pagano

Vice President of Information Technology and Support Services

Tom Pagano is the Vice President of Information Technology & Support Services. He has over two decades of successful healthcare IT experience. He has proven strategic technology transformation experience that has delivered results in healthcare, government and graduate-level educational environments. As a catalyst for change, Tom has a passion to advance sustainable new processes alongside technology and all support services. By designing and executing high performance-based strategies, cultivating top-tier talent, infusing expectations and accountabilities, he is passionate about collaborating in complex multi-cultural environments. 

Prior to coming to RUMC, Tom was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) from 2015-2020. He was responsible for a 120 person staff supporting academic technology, administrative computing, audio/visual services, access control, distance learning (on-line college0 for the main campus and five satellite facilities. 

Before his time at JCCC, Tome was with HCA Healthcare (Capital Division) for over five years. He was based in Richmond VA and served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer. HCA Capital Division has over 3,000 physicians and caregivers, 15 hospitals, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, eight imaging centers and four freestanding emergency departments spanning four states (VA, NH, KY, IN). 

Tom also previously worked in executive management at Kansas-based AOS, a privately-held Midwest consultative technology organization with an 11-state presence; and with Kansas-based Carondelet Health at Ascension  Health, a two-facility, 425-bed acute care hospital system comprised of three long term care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, imaging centers, and over 20 private physician practices. 

Tom has a Master of Science in Public Administration/ Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Administration in Economics/ Computer Science from the University of Pittsburg.