Chief Information Officer
Loma Linda University
Mark Zirkelbach is accountable for the automation services provided to Loma Linda University Health System which is comprised of 5 hospitals, a large faculty practice group, and partners of the Health System. Mark works closely with Loma Linda University IT Leadership to enable a collaborative environment for the entire campus. Mark also works with Loma Linda University Shared Services to leverage economies of scale for Loma Linda University Health. Mark became the Chief Information Officer at Loma Linda University Health System in December of 2008. He began his career in healthcare at Daughters of Charity/Ascension Health where he worked for 15 years in various IT Leadership positions and then three years as the CIO at a large, independent multi-specialty group. Mark has also worked as a management consultant for several years in healthcare and as a CIO in a large banking system for a short period of time. Mark is married with three children; his wife Cindy is an RN which can lead to interesting conversation about Health IT. Mark earned his masters degree at the University of Evansville in public service administration. Mark really enjoys working towards a great place to work for his Team and connecting them to the business to support Loma Lindas desire for the best patient experience possible.