PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (June 26, 2015) – Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care announces the appointment of its new health information systems director, Cristoval Jimenez.
In this new position at the organization, Jimenez is responsible for privacy, security, and integrity of electronic patient data, tools and training used for electronic medical records, and all aspects of Informatics and Health Information Management.
Jimenez started working at Gulfside in 2006 as a C.N.A., and was promoted to C.N.A. mentor. In 2009, he transferred in to the informatics department, where he first worked as the clinical systems coordinator before he was promoted to informatics manager in 2012.
“From the time Cris started at Gulfside, he has demonstrated excellent customer service,” said Linda Ward, Gulfside’s president and CEO. “In his new role, Cris will be able to enhance Gulfside’s technology operations with his talents.”
Originally from Okeechobee, Fla., Jimenez currently lives in Ridge Manor. He received his bachelor’s of science in health information management from Rasmussen College, and is currently pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Saint Leo University. Jimenez also recently became a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Gulfside Hospice, initially licensed in 1989, serves more than 350 patients daily. Gulfside employs over 250 professionals and has more than 500 volunteers, and is the only hospice that serves Pasco County exclusively. Pasco Palliative Care, initially licensed in 2009, serves Pasco County residents facing chronic illness, who are not hospice appropriate or still seeking curative treatment. For more information about GHPPC, call 800-561-4883 or visit www.ghppc.org.