Summit Talent Group Completes Executive Search for Chief Information Officer

May 2017: After a national search, Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland has selected Joyce Hanscome as the new Chief Information Officer.

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Doctors Community Hospital names Joyce Hanscome as the new Chief Information Officer

As part of the executive team at Doctors Community Hospital, Joyce is now responsible for the operations of the Information Technology department including IT strategic planning, IT governance and security.

Before joining Doctors Community Hospital, Joyce held progressive Information Services positions at Mary Washington Healthcare, a 550-bed, two-hospital system in Fredericksburg, Virginia, beginning in 2009 as the Director of Physician Services, Information Services, and serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (SVP/CIO), Information Services for the system for five years. As SVP/CIO, Joyce was instrumental in developing the IT strategic plan and led her team to achieve 100% of the system’s Tier 1 goals for three years running, and secured Meaningful Use incentive payments through HIPAA and ARRA compliance by effectively delivering workflow redesign, patient engagement and continuity of care initiatives.

Joyce also served as Executive Director of Rappahannock Health Connect (RHC), a private Community Health Information Exchange serving 600,000 residents of the region. As a member of the Board of Advisors, Joyce championed and implemented large scale population health software platforms between multiple hospitals and physician practices.

Prior to her time at Mary Washington, Joyce spent almost three decades at Central Maine Healthcare where she began her career as a Medical Technologist and transferred to Information Services, becoming Director of Applications, Information Services during her tenure.

Joyce earned a Master in Healthcare Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Nasson College. She is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and holds an Intermediate Certification for the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). In 2015, Joyce was awarded the Healthcare IT Leadership Recognition from the Virginia Chapter of HIMSS.

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The Chief Information Officer Executive Search was conducted and completed by Executive Search Firm Summit Talent Group, which specializes in vetting and placement of top leadership to Independent Physician Practices, Hospitals, and Healthcare organizations. If you would like to speak to a member of our team visit