Brooks and Dages join HMH Management Team

The Information Systems (IS) Department is now two new departments, Information Technology and Clinical Informatics. Both departments report to the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Stephen Toadvine. With the new departments, HMH has two new management positions— Director of Information Technology and Clinical Informatics Manager. 

Nathan Brooks named Director of Information Technology

Nathan Brooks recently joined the HMH Management team and was named Director of Information Technology. The new position is responsible for overseeing the technical infrastructure, leading the information technology (IT) staff, managing the design and implementation of the IT structure and monitoring and maintaining security remediations. His IT team includes Jason Palmer, John Malone, Richard Harriss and Shaune Drake. 

A native of Cynthiana, Brooks graduated from Harrison County High School in 2004. He earned his associates degree in network administration from Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 2006. In 2014, he began his career at HMH in the MIS Department as the VMware and SAN Administrator. Then became the network administrator and IT supervisor in 2017. 

“In my new role, my goals for the department are to improve the hospital’s data security to keep up with the ever-evolving cybersecurity threats; maintain collaborative relationships with senior leaders, department managers, staff, and vendors and mentor IT staff to create a positive work environment,” said Brooks.  

Brooks is married to Andrea for 15 years. They have two daughters, Lucy (10) and Katelyn (7). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, hunting and collecting vintage pocket knives.

Scott Dages named Clinical Informatics Manager

HMH is pleased to announce the new Clinical Informatics Manager, Scott Dages. This new position is responsible for training, maintenance, implementation, and analytics related to clinical and operational information technology applications, including Meditech and our move to Meditech Expanse later this year.  His immediate team consists of Megan McIlvain, Jodie Sharp, Lourena Judy, and Angela Kolojaco.

A native of Louisville, Dages graduated from Marion C. Moore High School. In May, he will graduate with his associates of applied science in computer programming from Bluegrass Community and Technical College. He plans to continue his education at Northern Kentucky University and major in healthcare informatics.

Dages joined HMH in 2011 as an Orthopedic Technician. He then moved to the coding department as an outpatient coder. Then he joined the MIS Department as a PC Technician and then became a Clinical Analyst.

“My short-term goal for the department is to implement the upgrade for Meditech 6.15 Expanse. The new upgrade will improve the overall user experience as well as patient care,” said Dages. “Then for a long-term goal, I would like to improve communication and transparency between the clinical informatics department and the HMH staff. This process will allow us to provide a better patient care experience.”     

In his spare time, Dages enjoys online gaming and new emerging technologies. He also is an avid lover of movies and television shows and electric cars especially Teslas. He is married to Carol who is a state registered nursing assistant in the Medical/Surgical Department. 

“Over the past decades, hospital Information Systems have become an integral part of patient care as well as operations. As a result, the responsibilities have increased tremendously along with workload.  With the development of two new departments, it will allow each area to focus solely on those areas  and work directly with the individuals needed,” says Dr. Stephen Toadvine, HMH Chief Executive Officer. “With Nathan being the director of IT, his focus will be on the security and needs of the system as a whole. With the new department of Clinical Informatics, Scott will be able to concentrate his staff on the implementation of Meditech Expanse along with keeping all of our applications optimized.”