NLCS’ Chief Information Officer Awarded CHCIO Certification

National Lutheran Communities & Services’ (NLCS) Chief Information Officer Camille Roussel recently became a CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) Certified Healthcare CIO, also known as CHCIO. This certification is uncommon, as it is only held by approximately 200 healthcare professionals throughout the country.

The CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) Program is the first certification program exclusively for CIOs and IT executives in the healthcare industry. A CHCIO demonstrates the commitment, knowledge, and experience required to master the core skills inherent to successful CIOs and IT executives. CHIME members who have been in a healthcare CIO or equivalent position for at least three years and want to enhance their professional stature are eligible to become certified.

Roussel has spent more than 10 years in the information technology (IT) field in a variety of capacities ranging from an instructor to overhauling technology infrastructures. He is charged with leading NLCS’ technology endeavors and ensuring NLCS stays current with evolving technological capabilities.

“Long-term and post-acute care requires aligning healthcare, business and technology. Getting any two of these working together smoothly is challenging,” Roussel said. “The CHCIO program helps ensure that aspects from all three are combined to enable the best care available.”

About National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS)
Based in Rockville, Md., NLCS is a not-for-profit, faith-based ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) Delaware-Maryland, Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and Virginia Synods, serving people of all beliefs. NLCS provides seniors with a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options through retirement communities in Maryland and Virginia.

Other communities sponsored by NLCS include The Village at Rockville in Rockville, Md., a continuing care retirement community that offers independent living, rehabilitation, respite, assisted living, extended nursing care, hospice and coming soon, memory support; The Legacy at North Augusta in Staunton, Va., an independent living rental community offering assisted living services; The Village at Crystal Spring in Annapolis, Md., a new continuing care retirement community – subject to Maryland Department of Aging approval – which will serve as the centerpiece of a multi-generational residential and mixed-use project; The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester, Va., a new continuing care retirement community that opened in Feb. 2013. For more information about any of our communities, visit


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