Florence Chang, MBA, ‘09

CHANGFlorence was recently recognized by and profiled in Northwest Asian Weekly magazine. She was honored for her self-less service as a senior vice president and CIO of MultiCare, a nonprofit, integrated health organization based in Tacoma.

MultiCare is a health organization that benefits four hospitals in the greater Tacoma area including Allenmore Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and Tacoma General Hospital. They also benefit numerous primary and urgent care clinics, home health services, and hospice services. It aims to respond to the needs of the community so that local patients can remain close to home with access to leading healthcare services.

She left consulting to assume her current title at MultiCare, where she also oversees the organization’s labs and its pharmacy, imaging, and clinical engineering departments while continuing to streamline the nonprofit’s operations

Within MultiCare, Florence has also helped revolutionize how the clinic operates.

The organization was recently given the ‘Most Wired’ award from Health IT magazine for leading the healthcare industry in IT implementation. It is now one of the most wired health systems in the country.

According to the article:

Florence really helped chart that path and guide us along that journey,” said Jo Ellen Vanatta of the award. “She is a strong leader with a vision … she really came to MultiCare with a purpose and a passion for information and helping others.”

Born in Taichung, Taiwan, Chang came to the United States when she was 15 years old and settled in Culver City, Calif. She graduated from the Graziadio MBA program in 2009.

In the future, Chang sees herself continuing to use innovative and modern technology to change healthcare services.

Florence Chang, MBA, ‘09

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