North Memorial Health Names Bradford Newton Chief Information Officer


ROBBINSDALE, Minn (February. 16, 2021)—North Memorial Health is pleased to announce that Bradford Newton has accepted the executive leadership role of chief information officer (CIO) at North Memorial Health, effective December 2020.

Newton’s leadership experience and skills are ideal for this role. He will work closely with North Memorial Health’s leadership team who are committed to providing the best long-term care to Minnesota communities and North Memorial Health team members as a partially remote workforce continues in 2021.

“Brad’s deep IT experience will be an incredible asset to North Memorial Health during a crucial time in our industry,” said Kevin Croston, MD, CEO of North Memorial Health. “I have confidence Brad will lead North Memorial Health’s technology integration successfully to benefit both employees and patients allowing them to thrive today and into the future.”

Newton joins North Memorial Health from Wellstar Health System in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as vice president of information technology administration and enterprise applications since 2012. During this time, Newton was responsible for leading several IT functions for the system’s 25,000 team members and successfully led the implementation of Epic, as well as other IT systems, at six hospitals that were acquired by WellStar during his tenure. Newton attended Duke University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from the University of North Carolina.

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About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, we are on a mission to change healthcare. We’re delivering unmatched customer service and empowering our patients throughout the Twin Cities to achieve their best health. North Memorial Health provides access to high-quality, low-cost care throughout the Twin Cities through its medical transportation services and two hospitals – North Memorial Health Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital. North Memorial Health Clinics which include primary care, specialty care and hospice are part of a joint venture with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota that is transforming the healthcare experience for consumers. Across the North Memorial Health system, 900+ doctors and 5,000+ team members are dedicated to delivering a more connected experience for our patients.