Gary Light is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC. Gary has over 25 years of senior health care leadership experience and has guided multiple organizations’ Information Systems strategic direction as both a Chief Information Officer and a Chief Technology Officer. Under his leadership, his organizations have undertaken EHR current state analysis, vendor selection, and enterprise-wide implementation. In addition to the core application strategy and development, he has also led technical transformation efforts through reengineering his organization’s cybersecurity compliance practices as well as the design and construction of high-reliability data centers and has replicated mission-critical data storage to cloud environments to provide secure disaster recovery capability.
Most recently, Gary served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in southern Indiana. A regional health system, Memorial Hospital is located in southern Indiana, has $518M inpatient revenue, 33 locations, and is the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Award Recipient. Serving as Memorial’s first Information Systems executive, Gary was tasked with improving the customer service capability of the department and creating an Information Systems strategy capable of meeting the future needs of the rapidly growing health system.
Before joining Memorial Hospital, Gary served as the Vice President and CIO for Knapp Medical Center in southern Texas where he was responsible for leading the organization’s selection and implementation of a new Enterprise Health Record and the successful adoption of Meaningful Use requirements resulting in $8M in system revenue.
Gary also previously served as the Chief Technology Officer for Concord Hospital in central New Hampshire where much of his efforts were focused on improving the organization’s computer systems reliability and disaster recovery capability which led to the hospital’s recognition as Most Wired over consecutive years.
Gary received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Maritime Academy and received an MBA in Healthcare Informatics from New England College. Gary is also a graduate from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIO Boot Camp Program and is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO). He is also a former United States Navy Officer where he served in various capacities in the U.S. and Caribbean Sea