Ascension Health named Mark Barner to succeed Sherry Browne as the Catholic health systems chief information officer. Barner was named Ascensions interim CIO in July 2007.
Browne, 51, is an Ascension senior vice president and president of Ascension Health Information Services, a not-for-profit subsidiary of the St. Louis-based system. Barner, 48, will also act as the IT subsidiarys chief operating officer, the system said, announcing his appointment. Barner was formerly CIO of Ascensions five-hospital subsidiary system based in Austin, Texas.