(Hartford, Conn. February 3, 2015)
– Thomas. W.
Turbiak, M.D., FACEP, has been named Chief Medical Information Officer at Saint
Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
new role, Turbiak will support the development, implementation and use of
clinical information systems to give patients greater access to their own
medical records and enable the medical staff to deliver the highest quality
“EpiCare, the electronic medical record
that was implemented at Saint Francis last year, is a powerful tool for
improving the quality of care and patient safety at Saint Francis,” he said. “The
protected health information contained in EpiCare
is available to all caregivers, and patients have easy access to their own
medical information as well.” Turbiak will continue to serve as the Associate
Director and Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Saint
earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and
completed a residency in emergency medicine at Georgetown. As a Clinical
Assistant Professor in the Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine at
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he teaches and trains medical
students and residents.
About Saint Francis
Francis Care is an integrated healthcare
delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an
anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897. Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is
a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New
England. Other major entities of Saint
Francis Care include The Mount Sinai
Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount
Sinai Regional Cancer Center, and the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for
Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research. Its services are supported by a network of
five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited
throughout the region. For more
information, visit www.stfranciscare.com.