Lane names chief information officer _lowres

Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy has been named chief information officer at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.

Murphy is responsible for overseeing all operational efforts in the analysis and design of Lane’s network infrastructure, including equipment, procedures, development and maintenance.

He will work with various departments, along with his team of developers, system administrators and network engineers to manage risks, control costs and improve operations, a news release said.

A native of Baton Rouge, Murphy has more than 15 years of IT experience. Prior to joining Lane, he was an IT program manager at Geocent, a technology consulting and software engineering company in Baton Rouge, and is past vice president of professional development for the Project Management Institute’s Baton Rouge chapter.

Murphy graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, where he received his master’s degree in business administration, and is a credentialed project management professional.

He’s been with the Air National Guard since 2001, is commissioned as an Air Force cyber officer and has earned the Air Force Achievement Medal for on-the-fly engineering and for deploying a never-before-used emergency communications system to support troops responding to an earthquake in Pakistan.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the Lane team,” said Murphy.

“It is an honor to be involved with such an outstanding group and to serve by helping the hospital implement new technologies to continuously improve the services we provide.”

Murphy and his wife, Suzette, live in Zachary with their two children: Dylan, 5, and Raegan, 3.

Murphy said he spends his free time woodworking, outdoor cooking, volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and spending quality time with family.