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Health Care IT Leader Suda Suvarna Joins Press Ganey as Chief Information Officer

Industry Expert to Lead IT Strategy & Innovation

BOSTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced that Suda Suvarna has joined the company as its Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, Suvarna will oversee IT strategy and innovation, business intelligence, software development and process improvement, all functions that are essential to delivering best-in-class client solutions.

"With Suda's proven record of leadership in the health care IT field, he brings considerable technology insights to further Press Ganey's mission to capture the voice of every patient and caregiver," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO, Press Ganey. "Suda is dedicated to delivering breakthrough solutions for our clients to drive improvement and achieve the best patient experience across the care continuum. His industry knowledge will be instrumental in meeting the complex and ever-changing needs of the provider organizations we serve."

Suvarna brings nearly three decades of global experience to his role at Press Ganey, most recently serving as the Vice President of Information Technology at Ascension Health, the third largest health care provider in the U.S. with more than 150,000 associates across 1,500 locations nationwide. At Ascension, Suvarna was responsible for leading the development and implementation of technology strategy, architecture, design and standards, ensuring successful implementation and support for the technology solutions for one of the largest business/operational transformations in the health care industry.

Prior to his role at Ascension Health, Suvarna held executive leadership roles at Enterprise Rent-a-Car and YRC Worldwide. His operations and consulting experience includes business development, sales, cost management, mergers and acquisitions, integration strategy and portfolio management. He also has extensive international consulting and general management experience from his tenure with Accenture and Ernst & Young.

"I am privileged and excited to join Press Ganey, as I deeply value the company's commitment to engaging patients by giving them a voice in their health care," said Suvarna. "Through industry-leading solutions and services, Press Ganey plays a critical role in helping health care organizations improve the patient experience. In partnership with our clients, Press Ganey will continue to redefine the health care industry with innovations that anticipate the future needs of this industry."

Suvarna is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and served on the advisory board of Teradata. He has a bachelor's degree in physics and a post-graduate diploma in computer management from the University of Bombay, in Mumbai, India.

About Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for nearly 30 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care – hospitals, medical practices, home care agencies and other providers – including 50 percent of all U.S. hospitals. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.

Media Contact:
Kristen Berry
Aria Marketing for Press Ganey
617-332-9999 x238
[email protected]

SOURCE Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

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