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Un-complicating Healthcare IT

Community Hospital Success Story in Ruleville, MS

Nov 1, 2017 5:31:13 PM Posted by Phil Stravers | Partner, V.P. Strategy & Development

Recently a customer of ours was recognized in a CNN article. This is a great story of an organization that has defied the odds by being strategic about how they "do healthcare" in small town / small county America. This industry speaks often about the need for innovation and when we hear those words our minds typically lean in a direction of some new whiz-bang treatment, technology or phone app. Upon reading this article though, you find that in Main Street America, innovation can and must take on different forms. We are proud to be associated with the bright minds at North Sunflower. This is a team that innovated its way out of despair but hasn't rested on the initial success. They continue to innovate their business model, their technology and their approach to customer service, including keeping the place completely spotless - and that's no cliche' - they really do.


New Parking Lot and Landscape


North Sunflower is emblematic of what we are most passionate about here at ICE. Helping independent community hospitals keep care local by innovating IT management models that help them:

  • Manage IT in a way that is sustainable in Main Street America
  • Reduce IT Costs
  • Create a great end user and patient experience

We are constantly innovating new approaches to leverage Cloud, managed services and 'Everything IT as a Service' to accomplish those goals. Customers like North Sunflower give us great motivation to continue to do the hard work that innovation demands. Why, because it works and when it works, communities and the lives in these communities are far better off.

So, congratulations to North Sunflower Medical Center on being a great innovator in healthcare. We are proud to be a small part of your team.


Phil Stravers | Partner, V.P. Strategy & Development

Phil Stravers, Partner and EVP of Strategy & Market Development at ICE Technologies, Inc. has been in consulting and management roles within the information technology industry for over 25 years and has spent more than 20 years helping hospitals and clinics “make IT work better”. Phil has had the opportunity to act as an Interim CIO for numerous hospitals which gives him a unique perspective on their challenges and associated solutions. Phil really enjoys sharing lessons learned and frequently presents at various hospital associations, HIMSS events and healthcare board rooms all over the country. In addition to his passion for improving Health IT, he loves baseball (die hard Cubs fan) and has spent more than 15 years coaching young baseball players. Phil lives in Pella, IA and often shares concepts learned from his background in coaching along with the Dutch farm culture and work ethic that his home town is known for.