Ardent Health appoints data and technology leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2024) – Ardent Health today announced the appointments of Naveen Maram, MD, as the company’s chief data officer and Lonnie Garrison as chief technology officer. 

“Data and technology are integral to our vision of making healthcare better,” said Marty Bonick, Ardent president and CEO. “We are excited to welcome Naveen and Lonnie to these roles and look forward to exploring new ways to leverage the power of data, AI and other technologies to create a better experience for patients and caregivers.”

As chief data officer, Maram will shape Ardent’s strategy for collecting, using and managing data across theNaveen Maram, MD, chief data officer enterprise. In addition to overseeing data architecture, data engineering, data products, data standardization and data governance, he will lead Ardent’s focus on leveraging AI and data science initiatives to support business objectives. 

Maram most recently served as vice president for provider digital operations for Centene Corporation and previously held senior data and digital leadership roles at CommonSpirit Health and Intermountain Healthcare. In addition to a medical degree, Naveen holds dual master’s degrees in public health and health informatics from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lonnie Garrison, chief technology officerAs chief technology officer, Garrison assumes responsibility for Ardent’s IT strategy, systems and operations and will lead a team that manages clinical and business applications, IT hardware and data center, services and support. 

Garrison most recently served as Ardent’s vice president of regional IT where he led IT operations across Ardent’s 30 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care.Prior to joining Ardent in 2018, he served as vice president of IT management & strategy for LHP Hospital Group.