PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - October 13, 2015) - Stoltenberg Consulting Inc., a leading healthcare IT consulting firm, announced today that Dan Thelen, IT director and CIO of Caldwell UNC Health Care in Lenoir, North Carolina, is the recipient of a $2,000 Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is applied toward secondary education earned at College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIO Forums.
This scholarship is the seventh awarded by the Stoltenberg Future Fund program since its inception in 2009. Stoltenberg has pledged a total of $50,000 to the CHIME Education Foundation over a span of 25 years.
"I am honored to receive the Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship and gratefully thank Stoltenberg Consulting and CHIME for the opportunity to enhance my skills and understanding," Thelen said. "In the spirit of these two organizations, I am eager to put this knowledge toward solving not only IT problems, but business problems by leveraging and aligning IT with the business."
The Stoltenberg Future Fund Scholarship awards scholarships annually to the CHIME Education Foundation to be used for any of CHIME's educational events, including its Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, Fall CIO Forum, CHIME/HIMSS CIO Forum and LEAD Forums. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be CHIME members in good standing, express need for financial support for continuing education and describe their professional goals in the healthcare IT industry.
"Thelen has shown a strong vision and strategic thinking in his role at Caldwell UNC," said Sheri Stoltenberg, CEO, Stoltenberg Consulting. "We're excited to see how this scholarship can further enhance his progress in affecting local and system leadership to maximize capabilities and optimize patient care."
Thelen has served Caldwell UNC Health Care for one year. He is utilizing the scholarship towards his 2015 CHIME CIO Fall Forum experience, pursing education on HIT security and governance.
Stoltenberg is also serving as the sponsor of the CHIME15 Giving Back - Children's Cheer Package Challenge for the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and participating in the CHIME Practice Institute Solutions Showcase with its white paper "System Selection Decisions Enhancing Organizational Vision for Tomorrow," in collaboration with Midland Memorial Hospital.
About Stoltenberg Consulting
Founded in 1995, Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting, Inc., a seven-time Inc. 5000 list of U.S. fastest-growing private companies honoree, provides healthcare organizations with a variety of services including project management, implementation support, optimization and integration between systems. Stoltenberg consultants hold skills in both financial and clinical systems, offering expertise for Cerner, Siemens, Epic, Meditech, NextGen, Allscripts, McKesson, Zynx, Infor and Qlik customers. For more information call 1-888-724-1326 or visit www.stoltenberg.com.