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CFO Michael Buhl: An Authority on Academic Medical Center Assets

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Michael Buhl has been the CFO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison for roughly four years now, and his academic medical center experience spans beyond the borders of America's dairyland.

Currently, Mr. Buhl oversees UW Hospital and Clinics, a 566-bed facility that had $1.05 billion in operating revenue in fiscal year 2011. The hospital also provided roughly $80.9 million in charity care last year, and for four straight years, it has received the Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award of the University HealthSystem Consortium, which recognizes academic medical centers for their high-value patient care through a model purchasing and supply-inventory system.

Before joining the ranks of UW Hospital and Clinics, Mr. Buhl served as interim CFO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif., which had an operating budget of $1.4 billion and a $400 million capital budget. He also worked within the Mayo academic health system, serving as CFO for Mayo Clinic Scottsdale (Ariz.) and Mayo Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis.

Mr. Buhl started his healthcare financial career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and later became the Medicare auditor for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. He also was the vice president of finance at Fairview Health System in Minneapolis for 12 years.

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