Spectrum Health System

Spectrum Health Names New Chief Information Officer

Jason Joseph succeeds longtime CIO Patrick O’Hare

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 23, 2018 – Jason Joseph has been promoted to chief information officer for Spectrum Health, effective September 16. In this role, Joseph will be responsible for strategic and operational information systems, technology, cyber security and emergency preparedness throughout Spectrum Health.

“Spectrum Health is a high quality organization that attracts, develops and inspires talented, visionary leaders,” said Spectrum Health President & CEO Tina Freese Decker. “I am impressed with Jason’s experience and knowledge of our organization, his strategic thinking and his leadership style.”

Joseph joined the Spectrum Health Information Services leadership team in 2006. He has advanced a variety of strategic priorities, including implementation of an integrated clinical and revenue cycle system, creation and growth of a regional health information exchange, implementation of consumer-facing digital technologies, advancement of business intelligence and analytics capabilities, and pursuit of a culture of excellence and innovation. He currently serves as senior vice president of information services for the Spectrum Health Delivery System.

During his tenure, Joseph has held roles across each of the system’s entities, including Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Spectrum Health Medical Group and Priority Health. Previously, he was vice president, information systems and services, for IdeaSphere, a manufacturer of health and wellness products. As a management consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP and Xede Consulting Group, he specialized in enterprise software development and integration.

Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated at the top of his class and received the John R. Malone Award for the highest academic performance. He also holds a certificate in health care project management from the Harvard School of Public Health and is a graduate of the Spectrum Health Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Joseph is past board president for the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum and currently chairs the Health Information Technology Strategy Committee for the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.  Joseph is also involved in the Scottsdale Institute, Health Management Academy, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Healthcare Data & Analytics Association. He is also an active supporter of several local faith-based and community organizations and lives in Ada with his wife and two children.

Joseph succeeds long-time Senior Vice President and CIO Patrick O’Hare, who announced his retirement from Spectrum Health in June.



Spectrum Health System, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,600 medical staff experts, 3,300 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 150 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $550 million in community benefit in calendar year 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $37 million in philanthropy to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM.

Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
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