Guy Turner is the Chief Data Security Officer for Sutter Health. Sutter Health is an integrated healthcare delivery network located in northern California with $10 billion in annual revenue and is comprised of 26 hospital systems and 50,000 employees. Guy is a veteran information technology and information security professional with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare IT and information security leadership.
Guy joined Sutter Health in 2008 to establish the data security program for Sutter Health and its affiliate organizations. Under his leadership the Sutter Health Data Security Office has grown from a corporate staff of 4 to a team of 46 information security professionals that includes 6 Regional Information Security Officers, a Security Compliance Officer and a staff of Information Security and Access Management Analysts. Guy has established security risk management, identity and access management, incident response and security awareness as core services of the security program.
Prior to joining Sutter Health Guy served as Information Security Manager for West Tennessee Healthcare, a six hospital integrated healthcare delivery network, comprised of over 100 facilities serving the residents of 22 counties between Memphis and Nashville. During his 18 year tenure with West Tennessee Healthcare he served as a key member of the management team responsible for establishing the IT organization for the system. During this period West Tennessee Healthcare pursued an aggressive expansion of technology services culminating in the implementation of an EHR supporting CPOE. Guy’s responsibilities included establishing HIPAA privacy and security compliance program and managing the network engineering, network operations, server and data center operations and web development teams.