Medical/Dental Professionals

Earle Leaving Kaleida Health for Role with Penn State Health

Cletis Earle has been named senior vice president and chief information officer for Penn earleState Health, a multi-hospital health system in central Pennsylvania.

Earle was recruited to Kaleida Health in 2016 from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (Cornwall, NY) to serve as vice president and chief information officer. He was subsequently promoted to senior vice president during his time here.

“On behalf of the Kaleida Health family, our management team and our board of directors, we thank Cletis for his time and service with the organization,” said Jody Lomeo, president and CEO of Kaleida Health. “Over the past four years, he helped implement tools and technologies to modernize our IT platform, improve our cyber security efforts and launch our transformational electronic medical record project. We wish him and his family nothing but the best in the future.”

Kaleida Health won national awards during Earle’s time, including “Most Wired” and the “Most Improved IT” by the College of Healthcare Management Executives in 2019.

Penn State Health system includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Reading, Pa., Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, Penn State Cancer Institute, and Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital (jointly owned with Select Medical), based in Hershey, Pa., as well as more than 1,300 physicians and direct care providers at 78 medical office locations.

With 12,000 employees and nearly $3 billion in revenue, the system also has jointly owned healthcare providers, including Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center, Hershey Endoscopy Center, Horizon Home Healthcare and the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine, the University's medical school.

Earle came to Kaleida Health from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, where he served as vice president and chief information officer. He began his IT career as a support manager at Brooklyn Queens Health Care Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, eventually taking on roles as director of technology and vice president, chief information officer and privacy officer within the organization. 

David Hughes, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer will serve as the interim CIO during the search for Earle’s replacement. Earle and the IT division have reported up through and to Dr. Hughes since 2016.