Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Elbridge Locklear joined Summa Health as senior vice president and chief information officer in March 2021 and provides leadership for IT infrastructure, administrative systems, project management, IT security, customer service, imaging informatics, telecommunications, ambulatory systems, clinical systems and analytics infrastructure.
Locklear has more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience delivering innovative solutions by providing strategic technology vision, development, implementation and oversight for all information systems. He most recently was at Novant Health in North Carolina, a not-for-profit healthcare system that operates 16 plus hospitals and more than 700 locations in six states. He was a senior technology executive responsible for all areas of healthcare IT systems, data analytics, technology solutions, clinic operations, and scalable products and services for this $6.9 billion system.
Prior to joining Novant Health, where he also worked as a multi-market CIO from 2007 – 2016, he served in CIO roles at Alliance Healthcare Services in California as well as interim CIO for a national dental service provider in California.
A former Marine sergeant, Locklear earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering as well as a master’s of business administration. He holds a number of industry certifications and is active in several organizations including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHCIO) and the Project Management Institute.