Gerry Lewis serves Ascension as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the organization’s information technology (IT) subsidiary, Ascension Technologies, as President and Chief Executive Officer. He chairs the Ascension Technologies Executive Council and also is a member of the Ascension Leadership Community Council.
In his role, Gerry works with the Ascension Technologies leadership team and business partners to deliver technology solutions in more affordable ways. Business sustainability requires new approaches to technology deployment that move faster, remain flexible and drive more value for every dollar spent. The Ascension Technologies operating model focuses on creating better quality products that offer business partners, clinical associates and other stakeholders superior services and experiences.
Prior to his current position, Gerry served as Vice President of IT Strategy and Business Development, leading efforts focused on aligning and deploying IT strategies designed to transform and drive clinical and business initiatives. Earlier in his Ascension career, Gerry served as Regional Chief Information Officer for the former West region, and as Chief Information Officer for the Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas. He also has held various leadership roles at Dell Inc. and Compaq Computer Corp., and served as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Gerry earned a master’s degree in business administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He has completed the Ascension Executive Management Formation program.
Gerry lives in St. Louis with his wife, Debra. He has two daughters, who reside in Missouri and Utah. He enjoys trail and marathon running as well as hiking.