North Mississippi Medical Center’s Management Information Services department has recently been restructured with new leadership roles at the Tupelo hospital.
Slayton Austria, who was named as vice president and chief information officer in September 2014, has restructured and added three people to the MIS management team to improve customer service.
Donny Wiggins has been named director of Business Systems Operations and will oversee operations for financial management systems, supply chain, business intelligence and development.
Wiggins has more than 20 years of health care information technology experience. He received his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in 1990 and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2007.
He spent his early career working as a programmer, analyst and manager. For 10 years he worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the last five as the Deputy Chief Information Officer. He previously served as vice president of software development at SedgwickCMS, and most recently worked as senior director of financial applications for a health care management company.
He and his wife, Vicky, have a daughter, Peyton, and a son, Jackson.
Rachael Hill has been named director of Clinical Systems Operations and will oversee operations for ambulatory, ancillary, hospital systems and clinical applications support. Hill has held various positions, including cardiology nurse and continuing education coordinator, during her 24-year tenure at NMMC. The past 17 years have been in clinical information systems.
Hill earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Itawamba Community College in 1992 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in 1994. She and her husband, Ken, have a 16-year-old daughter, Karli, and an 8-year-old son, West.
Greg Garvin has been named director of Technical Operations and will oversee operations for customer service, cable infrastructure, network, telephony and system administration. He has 26 years’ experience in computer science with four years in programming, seven years in computer systems administration and 15 years in system administration management.
Garvin began his career as an Intelligence Analyst in the United States Navy stationed at Fort Meade, Md., working in the National Security Agency. After an honorable discharge, he began working for the City of Memphis as a computer programmer. He joined the NMMC staff 23 years ago, serving various roles in Management Information Services. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the State of New York. He and his wife, Kelli, have two daughters, Kelly and Madison.
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