CIO Playbook: Building Better Relations With Boards
CIO, February 10th, 2021
February 21, 2021,
Volume 275, Issue 3

Esther Shein writes in CIO, "Rich Temple has it pretty good. The vice president and CIO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, in Browns Mills, N.J., has a close relationship with every member of the C-suite and says he is valued by the hospital's board.

'I feel very blessed that I don't have the issue of folks not understanding the value of technology,'' Temple says. 'I feel like a valued member of the team and am brought into a lot of strategic discussions.'

That wasn't always the case, he adds. Deborah is a small hospital and Temple is the first CIO. Before he arrived over five years ago, 'There was a director-level person running IT and there was a sense 'the board' wanted someone who could think more strategically about using technology in a way to positively impact the business,' he says.

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