After an extensive national search, Essentia Health selected Mr. Rohit Tandon as the Chief Information Security Officer, to serve as the process owner of all assurance activities related to the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of customer, business partner, employee, and business information in compliance with the organization’s information security policies. Rohit is responsible for establishing, advancing and maintaining a corporate-wide information security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected.
Mr. Rohit Tandon will report directly to Mr. Chuck Watson, Chief Information Officer of Essentia Health.
Our sincere congratulations to Mr. Rohit Tandon and Essentia Health!
Mr. Tandon brings over 20 years of cybersecurity experience to Essentia; he started his career at Mayo Clinic Rochester and has most recently served as the State Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota, Department of IT. Rohit has established cybersecurity programs and roadmaps from defining vision to executing in a matrix of highly regulated environments. He has a proven track record of creating a channel between business units and technology functions to raise the overall cybersecurity posture of complex organizations. Rohit received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Winona State University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Rohit is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 14,000 employees, including more than 2,100 physicians and advanced practitioners. Essentia Health, which includes many Catholic facilities, is guided by the values of Quality, Hospitality, Respect, Joy, Justice, Stewardship, and Teamwork. The organization lives out its mission by having a patient-centered focus at 14 hospitals, 71 clinics, six long-term care facilities, three assisted living facilities, three independent living facilities, five ambulance services, and one research institute.
HARTZ Search is a proud partner of Essentia Health. We look forward to the continued success of both Mr. Rohit Tandon and Essentia Health!