Ron Thieme, PhD
Ron Thieme is the chief experience officer at Community Health Network and is responsible for providing a market-leading experience for 15,000 caregivers and 500,000 patients through 3,000,000 annual customer touchpoints. Dr. Thieme has been with Community since 2014 when he joined the organization as chief knowledge and information officer.
Prior to joining Community Health Network, Dr. Thieme was President and CEO of AIT Laboratories, a national provider of clinical tests that achieved numerous accolades for its business success and company culture. In his role as CEO and earlier as Vice President, CIO, and member of the executive team, Ron helped grow revenue 425% over four years, transition company ownership to the employees, launch new product offerings, and establish reseller and business development partners. He developed and led public policy efforts to influence education, payment and healthcare policy issues at the national level, and formed an industry coalition to educate policy makers and legislators on the value of laboratory drug testing. He championed executive team development using systems thinking and organizational learning concepts.
Dr. Thieme has served as a business and technology consultant, advising firms in the life sciences, financial and logistics sectors. His focus has been to ensure that people, strategy and technology are aligned to create business results. He worked with numerous executive teams to develop strategy, transform organizations and create effective working relationships. He co-founded, managed, and ultimately sold Cambient, a successful business and technology consulting company.
Dr. Thieme earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Purdue University and is a graduate of the Society for Information Management’s Leadership Development Forum. He has served as president of the SIM Indy Chapter. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves on the boards of the Foundation for Lutheran Child & Family Services, Visionary Enterprises Inc., and Mid-America Clinical Laboratories. He was previously a member of the board of Community Health Network.