CFO Cindy Buck: An Architect of Improved Financial Operations Plans

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Cindy Buck, CFO of Rutherford Regional Health System in Rutherfordton, N.C., oversees the finances of a leading local healthcare facility, and her past successes have helped propel her to her current position.

Cindy Buck is CFO of Rutherford Regional Health System.Ms. Buck has been at Rutherford Regional for roughly a year, and previously, she was the CFO of Nevada (Mo.) Regional Medical Center for eight years.

In 2008, she received the "CFO of the Year" award from Quorum Health Resources, the hospital management company that operates NRMC. QHR President and CEO James Horrar said Ms. Buck was an architect behind NRMC's improved financial operations through many different initiatives.

"Under her leadership, [NRMC] has established a cash management and planning tool that helps senior management make information decisions on operational and capital expenditures," Mr. Horrar said in a news release. "She was also the driving force behind a bond refinancing that saved the hospital more than $2.4 million in interest over the life of the bonds."

Ms. Buck officially joined Rutherford Regional in September 2011 and manages the 143-bed hospital's operations, which included more than $249 million in total gross revenue in fiscal year 2011.

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