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Cort Garrison

Executive Professor

Headshot of Cort Garrison

Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301



Cort Garrison is currently serving as the Chief Information Officer for Salem Health. He has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare industry across a complex organization.

He is the former Chief Medical Information Officer and Medical Director of Informatics for Salem Hospital from 2005 – 2009 leading multiple teams and committees implementing a complex EHR system for a 440-bed hospital.

In 2007 he was Interim Chief Information Officer responsible for re-evaluation of Information Systems with recommendations to the CEO concerning strategy and infrastructure. He was a member of the recruitment team for the new CIO.

Cort has overseen the implementation of Epic at Salem Health, process improvement and project management have been the focus of his work as CIO. He has implemented ITIL, Service Management and Lean for the IS department at Salem Health.

From 1991 – 2009 Cort Garrison had his private practice in Endocrinology. Cort also managed partners for four years.


  • M.B.A., Willamette University
  • M.D., University of Southern California
  • B.S., University of California

Areas of Instruction

Operations and Information Management

Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.