Ken Waters, CHCIO, FABC

VP, IT Security, Systems/Networks

Before starting at Ernest Health in 2023, Ken served as a system director of IT infrastructure and as vice president and chief technology officer at a healthcare system in Akron, Ohio. At Ernest Health, he leads the infrastructure, networking, and security teams.

Ken is a certified healthcare chief information officer and a Fellow of the Advisory Board Center (FABC), having completed an academy fellowship in healthcare organizational leadership. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

One of Ken’s favorite motivational quotes is, “A team, committed to a cause bigger than themselves, can achieve absolutely anything.” -Simon Sinek

When not working, Ken enjoys reading and writing science fiction, juggling, jogging, and tracking the progress of generalized artificial intelligence.

Top 10%

Recognized in the Nation’s Top 10%

Ernest Health’s rehabilitation hospitals have been ranked by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education. It ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely.

Through UDSMR, our hospitals collaborate with our peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.

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