Richmond University Medical Center has announced the hiring of Tom Pagano as Vice President of Information Technology and Support Services. Pagano comes to RUMC with over two decades of successful IT experience and a proven record of successfully transforming technology operations in healthcare, educational, and government institutions.
“We are extremely excited to have Tom join our RUMC family,” president and chief executive officer, Daniel J. Messina, PhD, FACHE, said. “Tom brings a wealth of talent and experience to our hospital. He considers himself a lifelong learner since his field is constantly expanding, and he also believes that a large part of professional success is giving back to the community.”
Prior to coming to RUMC, Tom was the vice president and chief information officer of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) from 2015-2020 and was responsible for a 120 person staff supporting academic technology, administrative computing, audio/visual services, access control, and distance learning for the main campus and five satellite facilities. Before his time at JCCC, Pagano served in the same role with HCA Healthcare-Capital Division in Richmond, VA for over five years. While at HCA, he led a 250-person, $50 million annual budget organization that included over 3,000 physicians and caregivers, 15 hospitals, 12 ambulatory surgery centers, eight imaging centers, and four freestanding emergency departments spanning four states: Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Pagano 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.
“I am very enthusiastic to be part of the RUMC team and look forward to contributing to the ongoing momentum of patient centric care, organizational profitability, and solid support services across all areas of the hospital and its outpatient, specialty sites,” Pagano said.
Pagano has a Master of Science degree in public administration/information systems from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Bachelor of Administration degree in economics/computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.