November 6, 2014


Susan Peach, CEO of HighPoint Health System, today announced that the hospital’s Information Systems department was awarded a “Best Hospital IT Department” from Healthcare IT News


“I am very pleased that our Information Systems department won this Healthcare IT award,” said Susan Peach, RN, BSN, MBA, CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center and HighPoint Health System.  “Our IS department does an excellent job supporting our hospital employees, ancillary services and physicians.  They work extremely hard every day and I am glad to see them recognized for the excellent work they do on a daily basis at SRMC.”



Pictured:Sumner Regional Medical Center’s Information Systems team.  Pictured (L to R): Top row – Bridgette Delozier, Tammy Hanson, April Willis, Debbie Martin, Vickie Carter, Beth Jenkins, and Mary Beth Stevens. 
Bottom row – Justin Wheeley, Karen Trouten, Ginger Patterson, Brenda Gorham, Janice Gregory, Stephanie Duncan, and Dale Gregory.



There were 193 hospital IT departments nominated and 85 became finalists.  Of the 85 finalists, 12 qualified for the “Super” category (200+ IT employees); 15 for the “Large” category (76 to 199 employees); 24 for the “Medium” category (26-75 employees); and 34 for the “Small” category (25 or fewer employees).  The 34 in the small category was cut down to five winners and Sumner Regional was one of them.


Vickie Carter, SRMC Director of Information Systems, credits her team for the award.  She says they have their priorities straight and are a humble, hard working group of employees.  “We serve the people who serve the patients,” said Carter.  “They are our highest priority.  In order to accomplish this, we need to have a group of people with the same work ethic and values.”


Healthcare IT News offers healthcare IT executives timely, pertinent news every month, including coverage of new technologies, IT strategies and tactics, statutory and regulatory issues, as well as provider and vendor updates.  It is the industry’s only newspaper, reaching more than 54,000 subscribers, including IT management, C-suite and general management, and clinical executives at hospitals and IDNs, group practices, ambulatory care facilities, home healthcare organizations, as well as healthcare payers, consultants and vendors.


For more information about Healthcare IT News and the “Best Hospital IT Department” awards, please visit



About Sumner Regional Medical Center

A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, a leading hospital company dedicated to providing quality healthcare services close to home, Sumner Regional Medical Center is a progressive, 155-bed acute care facility in Gallatin, Tenn., and is the flagship hospital of HighPoint Health System.  The hospital offers a full range of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, women’s, pediatric and rehabilitative services and has been serving the communities of Sumner County and beyond for more than 55 years. To learn more, visit



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