Kelly Summers is a senior vice president and chief information officer of Valleywise Health (FKA the Maricopa Integrated Health System). He has more than 20 years of transformational senior IT leadership experience and a track record of producing innovative technology solutions and capabilities.
As CIO, Kelly leads the definition, creation and execution of Valleywise Health’s information technology strategies, ensuring alignment to the clinical and business strategies of Valleywise Health. In addition to IT responsibilities, He also provides executive leadership to the clinical engineering/bio-med functions. His passion is to drive the effectiveness of Valleywise Health’s technology portfolio toward industry leading solutions improving the quality, predictability and efficiency of patient care.
Before joining Valleywise Health, Kelly was vice president, information technology, and CIO for Medicis, a leading publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to that, he was a senior IT executive for St. Jude Medical, a multi-national, multi-billion-dollar medical device company where he was initially the vice president and CIO of their largest division (> $3 billion annual revenue) and ultimately was a corporate vice president responsible for global IT shared services across the enterprise.
Kelly began his career in software development with Goodyear Aerospace, where he was part of a highly classified Air Force program developing high-altitude electronic intelligence (ELINT) and reconnaissance mission planning software applications.
He holds undergraduate degrees in business administration and computer information systems and is recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives as a certified healthcare CIO.