Rick McCarthy

Chief Information Officer, St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Rick McCarthy is chief information officer for St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Rick comes to St. Vincent’s with 21 years of healthcare IT experience and a proven record of leadership.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1990 with a degree in Health Systems Management, Rick began a U.S. Naval career that included a variety of medical IT positions, starting as a communications officer and assistant department head at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, and culminating in his last position as the chief information officer at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA.

In 2010-2011, he served as the chief operating officer of a NATO Multi-national Medical Unit (a Level 1 Trauma Center) in Kandahar, Afghanistan. 

In his vice president role at St. Vincent’s, Rick provides senior leadership for all IT aspects of the organization and its affiliates. His knowledge and expertise at home and abroad are valuable assets and lend a unique perspective to the team.

Rick is responsible for the facilitation and development of St. Vincent’s Medical Center IT strategy and vision as well as IT architecture.  Rick is also responsible for the oversight of the day to day operations of sustaining, supporting and managing more than 130 critical systems/applications as well as the IT infrastructure.  This support is vital to the daily business and St. Vincent’s ability to provide the best of care to those in the community and region.

Rick has a master of science degree in technology management from the University of Maryland University College and is a certified health information management systems professional. He resides in Monroe with his wife Joelle and their three children.