MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Names Winner of the 2013 CIO Leadership Award

Scott Blanchette, Senior Vice President of IT Services at Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. Recognized at Premier Global CIO Event

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Names Winner of the 2013 CIO Leadership Award

Warner CommunicationsSadie Furlong, 717-220-1804orWarner CommunicationsDerek Beckwith, 617-331-3567

The10 Annual today announced that Scott Blanchette, Senior Vice President of IT Services at Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VHS) is the recipient of the prestigious MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2013 CIO Leadership Award.

honors Chief Information Officers (CIOs) who lead their organizations to deliver business value and innovative use of IT in exceptional ways.

“The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Awards Committee is proud to present Scott Blanchette with the 2013 CIO Leadership Award,” said Dr. George Westerman of MIT’s Center for Digital Business, Co-Chair of the Award Program. “Scott distinguished himself from a very strong group of finalists by his exceptional leadership and vision, and his stewardship over a wide range of achievements, from the IT back office to new IT-driven businesses, to improve the speed and quality of health and health care services.”

Mr. Blanchette is currently corporate Senior Vice President of Information & Technology Services at Vanguard Health Systems, a health and health care services delivery company with $7 billion in annual revenue. Concurrently, he also serves as President of Hangar9 Solutions, an IT services company that provides infrastructure and computing services to small and mid-sized healthcare entities.

At Vanguard, Mr. Blanchette is responsible for the delivery of services to a diverse portfolio of health and health care-related organizations, including more than 28 hospitals, five health plans, three lab companies, more than 1,000 clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, home health, imaging, life flight, emergency and critical care companies, and a number of health care educational institutions and programs.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this year’s MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award. Given the exceptional field of candidates considered, the innovative pioneers previously recognized, and the high standards for consideration, it is truly a privilege to see Vanguard Health Systems keeping company amongst such elite organizations,” said Scott Blanchette. “In my view this award also recognizes the entire team of professionals I have the privilege of working with every day at Vanguard. Their focus on innovation and exceptional service are instrumental to making Vanguard an inspirational and successful organization.”

Dr. George Westerman, MIT Sloan, presented the award to Blanchette at the pre-Symposium dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on May 21st. Other finalists for the honor included Cynthia Nustad of HMS (NASDAQ: HMSY), Michael Relich of Guess, Inc. (NYSE: GES), and Kimberly Stevenson of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC).

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is the premier global event for CIOs and senior IT executives to become better business leaders. In one day, CIOs and senior IT executives receive actionable information that enables them to meet the challenges of today’s changing global economy. The annual event offers a day of interactive learning and thought-provoking discourse on the future of technology, best practices, and business that is not available anywhere else. The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium is organized and developed by a team from the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of Boston and the MIT Center for Digital Business. Visit for more information and registration.

To stay connected to the community developing around the Symposium, please join The Global CIO & Executive IT Group (An MIT Sloan CIO Group), which can be found on Linkedin.com: . Follow Symposium updates on Twitter: .

Journalists interested in learning more or speaking with any of the Award winners and finalists should contact Sadie Furlong (; +1 717.220.1804), Warner Communications or Derek Beckwith (; +1 617.331.3567)

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