Patrick Hale

EVP / CIO
VITAS Healthcare
Patrick D. Hale is Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Patrick’s role directly oversees one of the most innovative technology and customer service portfolio’s in the country; being delivered by the more than 500 employees in the Information Technology Team, the VITAS Care Connection Center and VITAS’ after-hours clinical support teams. In 2014 he was honored as a “CIO of the Year” finalist by the South Florida Business Journal and was selected among recipients of CIO magazine’s “2008 Ones to Watch” award as the worldwide top “Change Agent Standout” for his ability to turn-around projects, teams and organizations. Prior to joining VITAS, he served as Chief Technology Officer of Sparrow Health System, the premier healthcare provider in mid-Michigan for cancer, pediatrics, neurology, trauma and neonatal intensive care. Under Patrick’s IT leadership, Sparrow Health was named “Top Healthcare Industry Innovator” in the 2012 InformationWeek 500, a ranking of the most “tech savvy” companies worldwide.