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Health First names Lori DeLone as Chief Information Officer

ROCKLEDGE, FL — Health First has announced that Lori DeLone joined Health First as its new Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) on October 8.

Reporting directly to Health First's Executive Vice President (EVP), Chief Operations Officer (COO) J. Stuart Mitchell, DeLone will manage the strategy, execution, and performance metrics for the Information Technology (IT) platform for the Health First system. She will oversee capital budgets, contract negotiations, and partnerships between IT and operational units. DeLone, who has been trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt, will work closely on Health First's Six Sigma initiative.

"Lori DeLone is a proven leader with a track record of developing and delivering leading-edge technology solutions within the healthcare environment," said J. Stuart Mitchell, Health First EVP and COO. "Her expertise and insight will be vital as Health First develops and enhances new and existing information systems designed to more effectively serve our patients and customers."

DeLone served most recently as a Regional Vice President for PatientKeeper®, a leading provider of physician workflow solutions in Waltham, MA.

Prior to that position, Lori spent sixteen years with Halifax Health, a not-for-profit health system in Volusia County, FL. During her tenure at Halifax DeLone served in multiple roles, including seven years as Chief Information Officer.

DeLone started her IT career with GE Aerospace, and is a graduate of the GE Information Systems Management Program (ISMP).

She holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

About Health First
Health First is Central Florida's only fully integrated health system. With a Mission to positively change the health and wellness of the communities we serve, Health First offers the latest technological advances and quality care at our four hospitals and through our many Outpatient & Wellness Services, as well as the area's only Trauma and Heart Centers. Health First also offers multiple commercial and Medicare health plans, the largest multi-specialty physician group in Brevard County, and four fitness centers to help members of our community stay healthy.