Huntington Hospital today announced that Scott Groom will be joining as
senior vice president, chief information officer, effective today. Groom
brings over 20 years of experience in advanced technology, clinical integration,
management of physician and outpatient operations, strategic planning/marketing,
business development and consulting across multiple healthcare and Fortune
“Scott Groom brings in-depth knowledge of our industry to his role
at Huntington Hospital,” says Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president
and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “His expertise in strategic development
and management of resources closely align with our goal to provide world-class
care to our community. I’m extremely happy to have him join our
In his new role at Huntington Hospital, Groom will provide the vision and
leadership for the development and management of information resources
and technology to support the hospital’s strategic goals and program
priorities. He will also lead the clinical and information technology
departments and optimize the use of operating and capital financial resources
to ensure efficient operation and proper support of clinical and administrative
Groom joins Huntington Hospital from New York-based, Bassett, a top 50
integrated delivery network (IDN) and academic medical center comprised
of an integrated medical group of 500 providers, serving nearly 6,000
square miles of the state with six hospitals, 60 outpatient, long-term
care and specialty centers.
As Network Vice President for Bassett, Groom helped launch the first use
of operational performance excellence efforts utilizing lean six sigma,
PMO, and relationship-based care methodologies. He led long-range strategic
planning process and rapid cycle implementations of Electronic Medical
Record (EMR), Revenue Cycle, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Data
Analytics solutions resulting in top-five adoption metrics in the US,
100% achievement of quality measures, and over $30 million in downstream
ROI. Groom was central to the development of new strategies for care coordination/population
management programs including startup efforts for CMS accountable care
organizations (ACO), bundled payments for care improvement (BPCI), and
$8 billion NYS Medicaid delivery system reform incentive payment programs
(DSRIP) which translated into over $100 million in incentives, serving
as a charter/steering member for new commercial insurance product ventures.
Prior to Bassett, Groom served as corporate vice president and chief information
officer for Marshall University Health System-based Cabell Hospital in
Huntington, WV, and Baptist Health System of MS, where in addition to
IT and analytics, his responsibilities included strategic planning, marketing/business
development, board relations and MSO services. His previous experience
also includes leadership in Fortune 500 software, services and management
As part of his new role, Groom will serve on industry, hospital board and
management committees. He is the previous chair of audit/security for
the Healthcare Information Exchange of NY, Excellus BCBS Joint Venture
Executive Committee, and planning for the Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
He also served on the board of directors for At Home Care of New York,
the American Red Cross, YMCA, and is past president of the George Washington/DC
chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives.
Groom earned his master’s degree in health services and administration
from The George Washington University, School of Business. He completed
his post-graduate residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center
and received his bachelor of arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute
and State University.
Groom is relocating to South Pasadena for his position at Huntington Hospital.
He has two sons, Jonah and Eli.