Wes Wright joined Sutter Health Information Services as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in 2015. Wes is responsible for strategic direction and day-to-day operations in the delivery of technology for Sutter Health, a Northern California health care system with 26 hospitals, over 5,000 physicians, and more than 50,000 employees.
Wes began his career as a Korean linguist for the United States Air Force. He retired 20 years later as a Major in the Medical Service Corp. During his military tenure, his role as Executive Officer for the Air Force Surgeon General led to a future in healthcare information technology. From there, he served as Regional Chief Information Office (RCIO) for the Pacific Air Forces Health System at the same time he was Chief Information Officer (CIO) and CTO for the second largest medical center in the US Air Force, David Grant Medical Center.
Before Sutter Health, Wes was CIO of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation in Washington. There, he and his team introduced virtual desktop infrastructure and health information exchange, making Seattle Children’s a leader in healthcare technology innovation.
Since 1998, Wes has been a member of College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). He frequently writes industry publications and presents at technology conferences. He holds a bachelor’s in Business and Management from the University of Maryland and a Master’s in Business from University of New Mexico.
Away from work, he enjoys traveling, being outdoors with his family, and rooting for the Seattle Seahawks. He's a life member of "Marathon Maniacs," and resides in Granite Bay, California with his wife and children.