Darrell Messersmith


Darrell Messersmith is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare system leadership, working with providers and system leadership to advance clinical care and technology adoption.  Darrell is the former VP of Information Technology, CIO and CMIO at Vail Health in Colorado, and prior to that he was CIO at Platte Valley Medical Center in the Denver metro area.

Darrell began his career as a physical therapist and clinical department leader, and brings a patient centered and provider’s perspective to technology planning and deployment. His move from clinical work to technology came in 2010 when he was asked to lead a large EMR implementation and technology project.  Since that time, he has successfully led numerous technology initiatives including analytics and decision support, revenue cycle, clinical documentation improvement, EMR optimization, interoperability, and information exchange.   Darrell has a strong history as a trusted advisor and thought leader among his peers.

Darrell holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University, a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Physiology, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Walla Walla University. He is a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) from CHIME. He also completed Advisory Board Fellowship in 2018.