CHIME Foundation Names Divurgent’s Steve Eckert to Foundation Board of Directors

Divurgent’s President and Chief Operating Officer joins healthcare industry leaders within the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives Foundation

Nashville, TN. – January 25, 2017 — Divurgent, a nationally recognized healthcare IT consulting company, today announced that President and Chief Operating Officer, Steve Eckert, has been appointed to the board of directors of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Foundation and will serve a one-year term.

“Steve is a tremendous addition to the CHIME Foundation board,” said Marc Probst, chairman of the CHIME Foundation board. “He’s committed to supporting CHIME’s mission of building exceptional leaders to transform healthcare. He recognizes that CHIME’s CIO members and Foundation firms need to work collaboratively to bring about effective change in the delivery system.”

An active member of CHIME for more than ten years in various roles, Steve has helped facilitate meaningful collaboration between healthcare and industry leaders and continues to expand both his individual involvement and that of Divurgent’s team. His strong belief in developing and improving upon strategic partnerships in place of traditional client-vendor relationships serves as a foundation for his contribution to CHIME.

“I believe in the value of CHIME as a robust platform where we all – healthcare advisors, partners, providers, leaders, and others – can gather to talk, share our problems, our ideas, our advice, our feedback – and ultimately develop solutions together that make our nation’s healthcare better,” said Steve.

Steve has more than 20 years of extensive senior and executive-level leadership experience in professional services delivery and sales management in healthcare including multifaceted provider healthcare environments, academic medical centers, multi-facility/multi-regional Integrated Delivery Networks (IDN), large for-profit hospital organizations, and regional medical centers. His expertise includes healthcare operations, P&L management, account management, strategic planning, system implementation, physician alliance, and project governance. At Divurgent, Steve is responsible for directing all of Divurgent’s operations including delivery, practices, marketing, recruiting, client services, and team (human) resources.

Steve will join other CHIME foundation and industry leaders at the 2017 CHIME Spring CIO Forum February 18-19, in Orlando, Florida.


The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is an executive organization dedicated to serving chief information officers and other senior healthcare IT leaders. With more than 2,000 CIO members and over 150 healthcare IT vendors and professional services firms, CHIME provides a highly interactive, trusted environment enabling senior professional and industry leaders to collaborate; exchange best practices; address professional development needs; and advocate the effective use of information management to improve the health and healthcare in the communities they serve. For more information, please visit

About Divurgent

As a nationally recognized healthcare consulting firm focused on the business of hospitals, health systems, and affiliated providers, Divurgent’s tenured consultants and leaders are committed to the healthcare IT evolution, deploying customized, scalable solutions that help clients achieve improved operational effectiveness, financial performance, and quality of patient care. Divurgent’s solutions include Implementation, Activation, Transformational, Strategic Advisory, Cybersecurity, and Financial Advisory services.

In recent years, Divurgent has received distinguishing honors from organizations such as KLAS Research for outstanding service delivery in multiple performance categories and ranks highly on Modern Healthcare Magazine’s list of The Best Places to Work in Healthcare for a fourth time and second consecutive year. Other awards and recognitions include Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Firms, CIO Review’s 50 Most Promising Healthcare Solution Providers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Award, and Consulting Magazine’s list of Fastest Growing Firms.  For more information about Divurgent, visit us at

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