Matthew Swindells to Join Cerner
19 July 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— July 19, 2010 — Today Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN) announced Matthew Swindells has agreed to join the company as a senior executive in Cerner’s Global organization.
Swindells brings nearly 20 years of healthcare, technology and policy experience. Swindells most recently served as a group managing director of health at Tribal Group where he built one of the largest and most respected advisory and professional service businesses supporting healthcare provision in the UK. During his tenure at Tribal, the company’s health revenue and profit more than doubled.
Prior to leaving the National Health Service (NHS) to join Tribal in 2008, Swindells was director general for information and programme integration at the UK Department of Health, where he was credited for leading an influential review of NHS informatics. He was also the first Chief Information Officer for the NHS, sitting on the Management Board for the NHS in England. Swindells first came to the Department of Health in 2005 on secondment from the NHS to be senior policy advisor to the Secretary of State for Health. Prior to this he had worked in the Cabinet Office as a principal advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office of Public Service Reform.
Swindells has a wealth of front-line health sector management and leadership experience. Early in his career, he worked in procurement; then as head of information technology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital and Trust; as the director for clinical services for Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital Trust; and ultimately, as chief executive of Royal Surrey County Hospital, which serves more than 1.2 million people in Guildford, England. In his more than two years as the chief executive, he led a dramatic turnaround, transforming a troubled “zero star” hospital into one of the most efficient hospitals in England.
“We are thrilled to have an executive of Matthew’s caliber join our strong global executive team,” said Neal Patterson, Cerner chairman, CEO, president and co-founder. “We have long
admired and respected Matthew’s healthcare leadership talents. He has both an instinct and vision for how to change healthcare delivery and improve quality while lowering costs, as well as an impressive track record of transforming organizations of all sizes. We are confident that he will be a powerful contributor to further elevating our global business, working at all levels of national health systems. The addition of Matthew demonstrates Cerner’s commitment to deliver exceptional value to our clients and our belief in Cerner’s future growth as a global healthcare company.”
Cerner also announced that Alan Fowles has been elected as a director of Cerner Ltd. In addition to this new position, Fowles will continue in his role as General Manager, Cerner UK and Ireland.
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