DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 27, 2013 — Cardinal Health today announced that Tony Caprio, executive vice president in the Office of Customer Experience (OCE) and general manager for the Healthcare IQ business partnership, will retire from the company after nearly 40 years of service to the health care community. Caprio will leave his current role at the end of December.
After his retirement from Cardinal Health, Caprio will continue to work with the company in a consulting role, primarily focusing on Healthcare IQ and working closely with its leadership.
“We’re grateful to Tony for his years of service, his leadership, his achievement and his friendship,” said George Barrett, chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health. “Tony’s deep knowledge of and long-term dedication to the health care industry are extraordinary, and we are delighted that we will be able to continue to draw on his insights in his consulting role with HCIQ.”
In his role with the Cardinal Health Office of Customer Experience, Caprio oversees the Cardinal Health strategy and integrated offerings to hospitals and Integrated Delivery Networks. Prior to his role in the OCE, Caprio served in a series of increasingly responsible sales positions. He began his 37-year career with Cardinal Health in sales for American Hospital Supply.
Caprio is a past chairman of the Board of CentraState Healthcare System in Freehold, N.J., and was a regional policy board member for the American Hospital Association and a prior trustee for the Council of Governance for the American Hospital Association. Caprio is board certified in health care management and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives. He previously served on the Robert Wood Johnson Health System Network Board.
Caprio earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA in finance from the University of Tampa.
Upon Caprio’s retirement, Taylor Smith will transition into the role of senior vice president of Enterprise Sales in the Office of Customer Experience, where he will have responsibility for leading the Enterprise Sales team and managing the strategic relationship with Healthcare IQ. Smith currently serves as the company’s senior vice president and general manager of Orthopedic Solutions.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $101 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs 34,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.
SOURCE: Cardinal Health