CFO J. Dean Swindle: Securing Financing at Catholic Health Initiatives

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Last month, the Louisville/Jefferson County metro government issued $271.26 million in bonds to Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives to advance refund and annul outstanding bonds on behalf of CHI's Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., among other purposes.

J. Dean Swindle first joined Catholic Health Initiatives as CFO in May 2010.J. Dean Swindle, executive vice president and CFO of CHI, was a major player to help the Catholic-based health system secure the bonds and manage its debt, and he has been a major player in the healthcare finance industry for several years.

Mr. Swindle first joined CHI in May 2010 and was put in charge of all of CHI's financial strategy, which includes the revenue cycle, supply chain, enterprise support centers and treasury services. Before CHI, Mr. Swindle spent more than 11 years at Novant Health, based in Winston-Salem, N.C. He served as CFO, senior vice president of finance, executive vice president and several other roles, and he oversaw the increase of Novant's yearly total revenue from $800 million to roughly $3.5 billion.

Mr. Swindle also served as CEO of Concord Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., and as vice president of financial services at General Health System, the corporate parent of Baton Rouge (La.) General.

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