CFO Sean Whilden: Keeping Houston Healthcare Competitive

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Sean Whilden has been the CFO of Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins, Ga., since December 2011, and the two-hospital system is continuing its strong financial performance within Georgia's Houston County.

Sean Whilden is CFO of Houston Healthcare.Moody's Investors Service recently affirmed Houston Healthcare's A2 long-term bond rating on nearly $72 million of debt, confirming that the system is positioned for strong financial results.

Moody's analysts said Mr. Whilden and the Houston Healthcare executive team are the sole acute-care providers in Houston County — 237-bed Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins and 45-bed Perry (Ga.) Hospital — and their strong market position has led to consistent growth in cash and investments. "Furthermore, with its relatively new senior management team, [Houston Healthcare] is developing strategies to enhance physician relationships, continue its historical strong volume growth and prepare for health reform," Moody's said.

Before joining Houston Healthcare, Mr. Whilden was the system controller at DeKalb Medical in Decatur, Ga. He also served as CFO of DeKalb Medical Hillandale in Lithonia, Ga., which is part of the DeKalb Medical health system.

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