DAVID C. PECORARO

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
SCL Health System

David C. Pecoraro currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the SCL Health System, Broomfield, Colorado, with responsibilities for corporate wide Information Systems and Technology and Healthcare Information Management. Prior to the merger of SCL Health and Exempla Healthcare in July, 2010, David was the Senior Vice President and CIO for Exempla Healthcare since March, 2006.  In that role, he had responsibility for Information Technology and Services, Materials Management- Supply Chain, Quality and Decision Support, and Health Information Management. SCL Health is a $ 2.5 billion-dollar health care system with 9 hospitals, 100 clinics, and over 550 employed medical providers. Dave directs a staff of 800 multidisciplinary associates including physicians, adjunct clinicians, and IT professionals across corporate offices and care sites within his areas of responsibility.

During his career, Dave has led the installation and management of a broad variety of healthcare information systems including ERP systems, revenue cycle, clinical applications; Lab, Pharmacy, Cardiology, Medical Imaging and numerous EMR’s ranging between GE, McKesson, Siemen’s, and Epic. Prior to IT leadership in 1985, his primary focus was in the area of systems and process engineering and workflow design. In Dave’s most recent post, he led the rapid deployment and implementation of Epic across SCL Health System’s hospitals and clinics with over 10 years’ experience with Epic.

Dave moved to the Denver, CO. area in 2006 after serving as the Vice president and CIO for Jewish Hospital Healthcare Services of Louisville, KY for 24 years. Prior appointments included Director of Management Services at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Chief Industrial Engineer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Permanente Medical Group of Southern Calif, and Director of Management Engineering for Appalachian Regional Hospitals of Lexington, KY.

Dave holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering/Human Factors from West Virginia University and an MS degree in Systems Sciences and Healthcare Administration from the University of Louisville. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Graduate Dean’s Citation, the Wallace Spradling Award for Superior Scholarship, and is a member of the National Graduate Honor Society – Phi Kappa Phi. During 1985 – 1988, he served as an Adjunct Instructor at the Graduate School of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville.

Dave and his wife Denise reside in Evergreen, Colorado and have raised 6 children. Dave’s interests include travel, digital photography, and he is an amateur musician.