World-Class Healthcare Technology Award Winner Michael Gogola Joins Fortium’s Healthcare Practice

Dallas, TX – August 12, 2016 – FORTIUM PARTNERS, the world’s fastest-growing provider of IT turnaround and leadership services, today announced that Michael Gogola, a transformational technology leader in the healthcare industry with experience leading medical centers such as HCA International, Hermitage Medical Clinic and Satilla Regional Medical Center, has joined the Florida practice of Fortium Partners. Gogola leverages four decades of experience in customizing technology strategy to achieve the competitive advantage for healthcare organizations that want to create a world-class patient experience.

Prior to joining Fortium, Gogola served as the CIO of HCA International, the world’s largest private hospital group operating six world-class hospitals and seven outpatient centers with 900 beds in central London, where he owned all responsibilities for vision, strategy and execution of IT. A notable achievement from his time at HCA International was the implementation of a paperless patient records system across 10 locations. Prior to his tenure at HCA International, Gogola served as CIO of Hermitage Medical Clinic, a 101-bed private hospital and Satilla Regional Medical Center, a 240-bed non-profit acute care hospital, where he provided leadership for information systems, health information management and telecommunications. Gogola also served in senior technology positions for Winchester Hospital, Columbia Healthcare Corporation, and Parkview Episcopal Medical Center. Gogola has been honored with the Henry Ford Health System H.I.T.S. Award and is a three-time recipient of the Hospitals and Health Networks Most Wired Award.

“The healthcare industry is at the height of volatility as it responds to regulatory change and the pressure to improve patient interaction in an environment where security and accessibility are as much of a concern as adequate patient care,” said Tim McCracken, Fortium Chairman and CEO. “Our healthcare clients must fight to maintain a balance between patient needs, care provider needs and the changes that are occurring within the industry. Michael has been at the forefront of this evolution on a global scale, and understands how a healthcare organization can make the best technology decisions. He’s a powerful addition to the Fortium team.”
“The prevalence of new and exciting healthcare technology allows us to engage the patient in their  healthcare management in a way that wasn’t previously possible, and create closer patient relationships that advance the entire healthcare experience,” said Gogola. “Adapting to these changes may seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be painful or drawn out. Many healthcare organizations will thrive in the coming years as CIOs, physicians and care providers work together to meet growing needs. The diversity of knowledge encompassed in the Fortium team is impressive, and I’m proud to be a part.”

Throughout his career, Gogola has worked as an adjunct professor in the field of technology for Edison Community College, Pueblo Community College, University of Southern Colorado, Saint Cloud State University and the University of Wisconsin. He holds an MBA from Roosevelt University and a BS in business management from the University of Wisconsin.

About Fortium Partners

FORTIUM PARTNERS is an IT turnaround and technology services firm providing world-class IT leadership to clients focused on finding solutions to complex IT infrastructure issues or difficult-to–solve operational challenges. FORTIUM serves public and private companies across a variety of industries, placing expert project teams and operational leadership resources in technology-related roles. FORTIUM resources have 25 or more years of technology experience, most recently in a senior leadership role.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, FORTIUM PARTNERS also operates offices in Atlanta; Los Angeles; Orange County; San Francisco; Phoenix; New York; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Chicago; Detroit; Florida; and London, U.K.

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