126 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know

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Becker's Hospital Review has named the following CFOs to its list, "125 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know." These men and women help lead renowned tertiary centers, academic medical centers, community hospitals and health systems in all financial matters while balancing quality patient care and innovative healthcare reform strategies. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team used several resources to develop this list, including nominations, prior Becker's Hospital Review lists and input from industry experts.

Note: Individuals cannot pay for inclusion on the list. Names are presented in alphabetical order.

Clint Adams. CFO of Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.). Since 2003, Mr. Adams has led the financial operations of Ardent Health Services, which owns and operates three different health systems — Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque, N.M., Hillcrest HealthCare System in Tulsa, Okla., and Baptist St. Anthony's Health System in Amarillo, Texas. Prior to his time with Ardent, Mr. Adams was a senior audit manager for Ernst & Young and staff accountant for Deloitte.

Michael Allen. CFO of Gundersen Health System (La Crosse, Wis.). Mr. Allen was named CFO of Gundersen Health in September 2013. He previously served as CFO of Winona (Minn.) Health for the past 12 years. He also served as CFO and chief compliance officer of Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services in Gibson City, Ill. Mr. Allen also has been heavily involved with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, serving as a board member during the 2012-13 term and as chair of the group's National Board of Examiners.

Katherine Arbuckle. Senior Vice President and CFO of Ascension Health (St. Louis).
Ms. Arbuckle became senior vice president and CFO of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit and Catholic health system in the United States, in April 2012. She had a prior stint at Ascension from 2002 to 2006 as vice president of finance. Ms. Arbuckle also was CFO of Bon Secours Health System, based in Marriottsville, Md., for more than five years and assistant vice president of finance at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis.

Charles Ayscue. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Mr. Ayscue has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Mission Health since March 2007, and his healthcare finance career has mostly been based in the Tar Heel State. Prior to Mission Health, Mr. Ayscue was CFO of UNC Health Care in Chapel Hill, N.C., for 20 years, where he helped develop a combined operating expense budget of more than $1.4 billion for the 1,096-bed system. He also served as comptroller and associate director of financial services at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

Jenny Barnett. Executive Vice President and CFO of Catholic Health East (Newtown Square, Pa.). Ms. Barnett is responsible for the financial oversight and stewardship of Catholic Health East, which recently announced a merger with Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health this past October. She has been at CHE since 2006, and before becoming executive vice president and CFO, Ms. Barnett was CHE's vice president of finance and chief accounting officer. Prior to CHE, she served as system director of finance and corporate controller of Christus Health, based in Irving, Texas, and director of accounting at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.

Talana Bell. CFO of Flowers Hospital (Dothan, Ala.). Ms. Bell started her healthcare career at Flowers Hospital in 1999 as a financial analyst. She served in that role for six months before being promoted to CFO. This past September, Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, the parent company of Flowers Hospital, awarded Ms. Bell with an Excellence in Leadership Award, which recognizes hospital leaders who have demonstrated commitment to quality healthcare and operational excellence.

Chris Bergman. Vice President and CFO of The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Mr. Bergman, who has more than 30 years of healthcare financial experience, joined The Christ Hospital in December 2008. Previously, he was CFO of the Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Mich., and vice president of finance at Centura Health in Englewood, Colo. He was a senior audit manager at Ernst & Young before entering the hospital sector. In 2011, the Cincinnati Business Courier named Mr. Bergman as its "CFO of the Year."

Michael Blaszyk. Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer and CFO of Dignity Health (San Francisco). As senior executive vice president, chief corporate officer and CFO of Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in California, Mr. Blaszyk oversees the financial affairs and corporate operations for the $13.1 billion integrated health system. He has more than 30 years of experience in managing finances and operations in the healthcare sector, and he previously served as CFO of University Hospitals in Cleveland. Mr. Blaszyk also serves as a member of the finance committees for St. Louis-based Ascension Health, Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners.

Sally Boemer. Senior Vice President and CFO of North Shore Medical Center (Salem, Mass.). Ms. Boemer never intended to pursue a career in healthcare finance, but that changed after she took an administrative fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1993. The fellowship allowed her to rotate through all of the hospital's operations and finance departments. Ms. Boemer assumed the position of senior vice president for finance at Massachusetts General in 1999. She is currently senior vice president and CFO of North Shore Medical Center, a two-hospital system that is part of Boston-based Partners HealthCare, the parent of Massachusetts General.

Mark Bogen. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of South Nassau Communities Hospital (Oceanside, N.Y.). Mr. Bogen has more than 35 years of healthcare financial experience, and before being named CFO of South Nassau Communities Hospital in April 2012, he was the hospital's vice president of finance for four years. Prior to joining South Nassau, Mr. Bogen was CFO of New York City's Preferred Health Network before it merged with NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. In 1997, he founded his own consulting firm, The Bogen Consulting Group, which merged with Besler Consulting in 2004.

Jeff Bolton. CFO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Bolton has been CFO of Mayo Clinic since 2003. Previously, Mr. Bolton was CFO at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and worked in planning and financial analysis at the University of Pittsburgh. His first professional financial position was as a contract administrator for the city of Pittsburgh in 1979. He has helped Mayo achieve an "Aa2" rating from Moody's Investors Service, one of the highest long-term credit ratings.

Kevin Brennan. Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). For roughly two decades, Mr. Brennan has been a top financial leader within Geisinger Health System. From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Brennan served as CFO of the formerly merged Penn State Geisinger Health System, and since 2000, he has held his role as executive vice president of finance and CFO of Geisinger. Before Geisinger, he was the regional vice president of finance and vice president of managed care with Franciscan Health System in Aston, Pa., and he was also the vice president of finance for The Germantown Hospital and Medical Center in Philadelphia and Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J.

Bill Brosius. Vice President and CFO of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital (Houston). At St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Mr. Brosius has described his leadership style as that of someone who evaluates all requirements, builds support among stakeholders and creates consensus around the shared vision. Before he became CFO of St. Luke's, he served as the chief financial consultant for hospital operations at The Lane Group, a boutique healthcare consulting firm in Atlanta. He also was a consultant and CFO for Triumph HealthCare, a $300 million long-term acute-care hospital company based in Houston.

Michael Buhl. Senior Vice President and CFO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). In November 2008, Mr. Buhl joined UW Hospital and Clinics as senior vice president and CFO. He previously served as interim CFO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr. Buhl also was CFO for the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Crosse, Wis., and for 16 years, he was vice president of finance at Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services. His professional career started in Minnesota as a staff accountant for PwC and a senior Medicare auditor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Michael Burke. Senior Vice President, Vice Dean and CFO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). Mr. Burke, part of NYU Langone since 2008, oversees operations of finance departments for both the hospital and medical school. In March, Moody's Investors Service confirmed the "A3" credit rating on the hospital's bonds, and Mr. Burke helped the academic medical center post a 9.9 percent operating margin in fiscal year 2012. Prior to his time with NYU Langone, he was senior vice president and CFO of Tufts Medical Center in Boston for roughly five years. He also served as CFO of Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., for four years.

Daniel Cancelmi. CFO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Tenet named Mr. Cancelmi CFO of its 49-hospital network in September 2012. Previously, he served as Tenet's senior vice president, controller and principal accounting officer, and he has been a headquarters-level executive at Tenet since 1999. Mr. Cancelmi also was CFO of Hahnemann University Hospital, a Tenet-owned, 496-bed academic medical center in Philadelphia. His healthcare career began with PwC in Pittsburgh and New York City.

Benjamin Carter. Senior Vice President and CFO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Mr. Carter's healthcare finance career has taken him all across Michigan. His hospital experience started at Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, Mich., where he spent 20 years and eventually became CFO of the four-hospital system. Mr. Carter then moved to Detroit Medical Center, where he was COO, before joining Trinity Health as senior vice president and CFO in 2010. Trinity Health announced a mega-merger with Newtown Square, Pa.-based Catholic Health East earlier this year.

Larry Cash. Executive Vice President and CFO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). CHS recruited Mr. Cash in 1997, and as executive vice president and CFO, he oversees the system-wide finances of the second-largest for-profit hospital chain in the country. From 1973 to 1996, Mr. Cash held executive finance positions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare, now Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, and health insurer Humana. Global finance publisher Institutional Investor named Mr. Cash as one of America's best healthcare CFOs for seven consecutive years, from 2005 to 2011.

Paul Castillo. CFO of University of Michigan Health System (Ann Arbor). Since September 2011, Mr. Castillo has led the finances of U-M Health System, one of the largest academic-based healthcare organizations in the country. Before joining the University of Michigan, he was CFO and vice president of finance at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh, a 520-bed hospital within University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Mr. Castillo was also the vice president of finance at Saint Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa., in the early 1990s.

Randy Combs. Senior Vice President and CFO of Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.). Mr. Combs became senior vice president and CFO of Mercy in March 2009, and he has more than 26 years of service with the 32-hospital system. This past year, in addition to his regular CFO duties, Mr. Combs received the added responsibilities of strategic growth. Prior to his time with Mercy, Mr. Combs was vice president of finance for Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and he also was a senior accountant with KPMG in St. Louis.

James Connelly. Senior Vice President and CFO of Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). As senior vice president and CFO of Henry Ford Health System, Mr. Connelly oversees all fiscal affairs such as capital development and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Henry Ford, Mr. Connelly served as senior vice president and CFO of TriHealth in Cincinnati. He also was senior vice president and COO of Cincinnati-based Bethesda North Hospital. Mr. Connelly's executive career began at Arthur Andersen in Detroit as an audit partner.

Mike Connors. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Cape Cod Healthcare (Hyannis, Mass.). Mr. Connors has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Cape Cod Healthcare since March 2009, and executives at the two-hospital system have said Mr. Connors' knowledge and understanding of expense and revenue cycle management has helped make Cape Cod Healthcare a financially sound institution. Prior to Cape Cod Healthcare, he served as senior vice president and CFO of Signature Healthcare, a healthcare system based in Brockton, Mass. Mr. Connors also was CFO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Mass., and vice president of finance at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Mass.

Diane Corrigan. CFO of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Since 2000, Ms. Corrigan has been with the 772-bed Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania — the largest hospital in Philadelphia and flagship facility of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Before she joined HUP, it had recorded three straight years of losses, but she and others helped the hospital post operating margins above 10 percent from 2007 to 2011. In 2011, the Philadelphia Business Journal named Ms. Corrigan as the city's "2011 CFO of the Year" for an extra-large company.

Thomas Corrigan. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Since 2006, Mr. Corrigan has served as senior vice president and CFO of Christiana Care, the largest health system in Delaware with more than $2.1 billion in total patient revenue in fiscal year 2011. Before joining the health system, he was CFO for the ADP Brokerage Services Group in Jersey City, N.J., and was also president of the ADP Investment Center in Wilmington, Del. He also served in various financial roles at Anheuser-Busch.

David Cox. CFO of Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, Calif.). Mr. Cox was a consultant to the Marin Healthcare District before joining as full-time CFO in 2009. Previously, he held various finance and management positions at Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif., Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., and St. Mary's Health System in Waterbury, Conn. Healthcare has been Mr. Cox's primary professional field since he left the U.S. Air Force as a captain in 1982.

Kelly Curry. Executive Vice President and CFO of Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.). Mr. Curry has been an executive vice president at Health Management since July 2007 and officially became CFO in January 2010. He also served as Health Management's COO and chief administrative officer, and held various other management positions with the for-profit chain during its infancy from 1982 to 1994. Along with his professional financial endeavors, Mr. Curry and his wife founded Foundation in Christ Ministries, a religious organization based in Ireland, in 1995.

Dennis Dahlen. Senior Vice President and CFO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Mr. Dahlen oversees all financial operations of Banner Health, which operates 23 hospitals across seven states and has nearly $5 billion in annual revenue. He started his career at Banner Health in 1983 as an internal auditor and worked his way up the ranks to become vice president of finance in 2000 and senior vice president of finance in 2006 before taking on the CFO role in 2009. Prior to Banner Health, Mr. Dahlen was an auditor for accounting firm McGladrey.

Robert DeMichiei. Senior Vice President and CFO of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. As senior vice president and CFO, Mr. DeMichiei leads the financial initiatives of one of the top-grossing systems in the country. Before joining UPMC, Mr. DeMichiei held various executive finance roles at General Electric — including manager of finance and global business development for GE Energy and CFO of GE Transportation Systems — and worked for PwC in Pittsburgh for 10 years.

Chris Denton. CFO of Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Richmond, Va.). Mr. Denton has served as CFO of 767-bed Henrico Doctors' Hospital, one of the largest hospitals within HCA Virginia, since October 2007. Before Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Mr. Denton held various other executive positions at HCA hospitals, including CFO and COO of Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H. He also held executive accounting positions at HCA hospitals in Florida and Virginia, and he has 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

Roger Deshaies. Senior Vice President and CFO of Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, Vt.). Mr. Deshaies has served as senior vice president and CFO of Fletcher Allen, the only academic medical center in Vermont, since 2008. His healthcare financial experience spans almost 35 years. Before joining Fletcher Allen, Mr. Deshaies served as CFO of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for 10 years.

Stephanie Doughty. CFO of Poudre Valley Health System (Fort Collins, Colo.). Ms. Doughty's healthcare finance career dates back to 1982 after she graduated college with a bachelor's in business administration. Prior to joining Poudre Valley Health in 1998, Ms. Doughty was CFO of St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. She previously worked with Bayfront Medical Center, also in St. Petersburg, for 10 years as the controller and vice president of finance, and with Englewood (Fla.) Community Hospital as the controller.

John Doyle. CFO of IASIS Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). Since April 2010, Mr. Doyle has served as CFO of IASIS Healthcare. He has also held other positions within the for-profit hospital company, including vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer. Previously, Mr. Doyle was a senior manager at Ernst & Young from February 1997 until March 2002, and he was at KPMG from August 1994 to January 1997. Between 1991 and 1994, Mr. Doyle also served as CFO for two community hospitals, one in Tennessee and one in North Carolina.

Ben Dunford. CFO of Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale. At 36 years old, Mr. Dunford is one of the younger CFOs in the hospital sector. He joined the 70-bed, physician-owned Texas Regional Medical Center in August 2011, where he has improved profitability by roughly 30 percent while lowering accounts receivable days and supply costs. Previously, Mr. Dunford was a senior leader at Bain & Company and an associate at Goldman Sachs in Dallas.

Gordon Edwards. System Vice President of Finance and CFO of PeaceHealth's Columbia Network (Vancouver, Wash.). Mr. Edwards joined PeaceHealth in 2013. Previously, he was CFO of Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis., and helped the system garner an "A1" credit rating from Moody's Investors Service. Before his time with Gundersen, Mr. Edwards worked at Legacy Health in Portland, Ore., for eight years. He held a variety of roles, including vice president and controller, acting CIO, vice president of finance, director of finance operations and director of government reimbursement and payor contracting. Mr. Edwards also spent eight years in public accounting firms Arthur Andersen and KPMG.

Marvin Eichorn. Senior Vice President and CFO of Mountain States Health Alliance (Johnson City, Tenn.). Since 1998, Mr. Eichorn has been part of Mountain States Health Alliance, a regional healthcare system with 13 hospitals throughout Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Mr. Eichorn was influential in MSHA's acquisition of five community hospitals in southwest Virginia throughout the past several years. Mr. Eichorn previously was with Covenant Health, based in Knoxville, Tenn.

Chris Ellington. Executive Vice President and CFO of UNC Health Care (Chapel Hill, N.C.). Mr. Ellington has served as executive vice president and CFO of UNC Health Care since July 2010, monitoring all financial decisions of 824-bed, $1-billion UNC Hospitals. Before joining UNC, he served as vice president for fiscal affairs and CFO of Appalachian Regional Healthcare, a 10-hospital system with locations across Kentucky and West Virginia. Mr. Ellington also held senior finance roles at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., and three different major for-profit hospital operators. In 2010, the Triangle Business Journal named Mr. Ellington as a "CFO of the Year."

John Faulstich. CFO of UAB Health System (Birmingham, Ala.). Before joining UAB Health System in April 2009, Mr. Faulstich had a longstanding tenure as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Cleveland-based Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine Health System. As CFO, Faulstich oversees financial functions of a $3 billion system that includes: 2,300 licensed beds in six hospitals, including the largest hospital in Alabama and third largest public hospital in the U.S.; nearly 16,000 employees, including a 1,100 nonprofit faculty group physician practice; a 90,000 member HMO; and the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in a six-state region.

Steve Filton. Senior Vice President and CFO of Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.).
Mr. Filton has been with UHS, which has roughly two dozen acute-care hospitals and more than 170 behavioral health facilities, for more than 20 years, starting with his role as director of corporate accounting in 1985 and working his way up to vice president and controller in 1991. Since 2003, Mr. Filton has been senior vice president and CFO of UHS, which recorded roughly $6.96 billion in 2012 revenues.

Kenneth Fisher. CFO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). Few hospital CFOs have longer current healthcare careers than Mr. Fisher. He has been CFO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since June 2007, but he has more than 40 total years of healthcare financial experience. Prior to joining UIHC, Mr. Fisher was a director for Navigant Consulting, where he worked with hospital and health system clients. He has also held executive financial positions at DMC Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee in Knoxville and three Charlotte, N.C.-based organizations: Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte Memorial Hospital and Carolinas HealthCare System.

Michael Freed. Executive Vice President and CFO of Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). For the past 17-plus years, Mr. Freed has been an integral part of the Spectrum Health leadership team. In addition to serving as executive vice president and CFO of the nine-hospital system, Mr. Freed is president and CEO of Spectrum's Priority Health, one of the largest health plans in Michigan. Previous experience included positions with Central New England HealthAlliance in Leominster, Mass., Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and HealthAmerica, a Pittsburgh-based HMO owned by Coventry.

John Gantner. Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of Meridian Health (Neptune, N.J.). Mr. Gantner has been CFO of Meridian Health, one of the largest non-profit health systems in New Jersey, since February 2008. He has more than 35 years of healthcare financial and operational experience, having served as executive vice president of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Health System in New Brunswick, N.J., prior to his current position. Mr. Gantner also was a healthcare consulting partner at Ernst & Young.

John Geppi. Executive Vice President and CFO of Covenant Health System (Knoxville, Tenn.). During his tenure at Covenant Health, Mr. Geppi has kick-started multiple projects. For example, he currently serves as CEO of Central Atlantic Health Network, a group purchasing organization that is part of VHA that has saved Covenant Health an estimated $1 million over two years. Before joining Covenant Health, Mr. Geppi served as CFO of several different hospitals and health systems, including Memorial Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Mr. Geppi's professional financial career started in Baltimore with Arthur Andersen.

Steven Glass. CFO of Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Glass has been CFO of Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic Health System since 2005, and he joined the organization in 2002 as the Cleveland Clinic's controller and chief accounting officer. Prior to Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Glass served as vice president and chief accounting officer of MedStar Health in Columbia, Md. He also was an executive and community hospital CFO at MedStar when Helix Health and Medlantic Health merged in June 1997 to form the modern-day MedStar.

Mike Gleason. Vice President and CFO of Shands Jacksonville (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Gleason was the controller at the 695-bed Shands Jacksonville before assuming his current title in 2009. Last year, the Jacksonville Business Journal named Mr. Gleason as a finalist for its "CFO of the Year" title for large non-profit organizations, saying his leadership helped the academic medical center garner a credit upgrade and allowed it to exceed patient cash collection targets. Prior to Shands Jacksonville, Mr. Gleason was a senior financial strategist, manager and CFO of Adexa, an integrated supply chain solutions company.

Robert Glenning. Executive Vice President and CFO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Since 2007, Mr. Glenning has led the financial operations of HackensackUMC as executive vice president and CFO. Under his tenure, the 775-bed hospital generated almost $1.2 billion of net patient service revenue in 2011 with a 2.4 percent operating margin. Also in 2011, HackensackUMC received an "A-" credit rating from S&P, the first time it received a rating from S&P. Before HackensackUMC, Mr. Glenning was CFO of Kaleida Health in Buffalo, N.Y.

Paul Goldstein. Vice President and CFO of Orlando (Fla.) Health. Mr. Goldstein has held his position of vice president and CFO of Orlando Health since June 2005. He has been CFO of Orlando Health, one of the largest health systems in Florida, since 1996. Mr. Goldstein joined Orlando Health in 1981 and eventually became director of finance in 1985. Prior to Orlando Health, Mr. Goldstein was the controller and director of finance at the former Brookwood Community Hospital in Orlando for three years.

Greg Gombar. Executive Vice President and CFO of Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). Mr. Gombar joined Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the largest systems in the Carolinas with roughly three dozen hospitals under its management, in 1984. Before then, he served as an audit manager and healthcare consultant with Arthur Andersen for seven years. Mr. Gombar is actively involved in the North Carolina Hospital Association and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Gough. Senior Vice President and CFO of Norton Healthcare (Louisville, Ky.).
Mr. Gough's career in healthcare finance stretches back to 1983, when he first worked at several hospitals within Nashville, Tenn.-based Columbia/HCA Healthcare, now known as Hospital Corporation of America. He was CFO of Audubon Regional Medical Center in Louisville, Ky., CFO of Medical Center Hospital in Huntsville, Ala., and several other hospitals. Mr. Gough joined Norton Healthcare in 2000 as the vice president of finance and has been system CFO since September 2003.

Misty Hansen. CFO of University of Arizona Health Network (Tucson). Ms. Hansen has been with the University of Arizona Health Network since 2001, where she started out as the academic medical center's chief accounting officer. She was promoted to system CFO in 2010. Before the University of Arizona, Ms. Hansen was an accounting manager at Arthur Andersen. She is a past president and board member of Pima Community Access Program, which operates as a bridge to healthcare for the uninsured.

Gail Hanson. Senior Vice President and CFO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Ms. Hanson joined Aurora in 2011 and has been on Aurora's board of directors since 2009. Previously, she served as deputy executive director for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board for six years, where she managed more than $83 billion in assets for the Wisconsin Retirement System, the State Investment Fund and several other trust funds. Ms. Hanson also worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin for 20 years and spent time with Cobalt Corporation, the publicly traded arm of BCBSUW, as treasurer and CFO.

Fred Hargett. Executive Vice President and CFO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Since 2003, Mr. Hargett has worked his way through Novant's executive ranks, going from senior vice president of financial planning to executive vice president of finance and CFO. Prior to joining Novant, Mr. Hargett worked as a manager of healthcare consulting with Ernst & Young in Charlotte, N.C., leading several initiatives in strategic planning and financial forecasting.

Mark Hepler. CFO of Munson Healthcare (Traverse City, Mich.).
Before becoming CFO of Munson Healthcare in April 2009, Mr. Hepler served as vice president of finance for the eight-hospital system and Munson Medical Center, the 391-bed flagship and regional referral center. In addition to his current responsibilities, which include accounting and finance functions, Mr. Hepler serves as treasurer of Munson Home Health, North Flight, which is Munson's emergency medical services, and the Conservation Resource Alliance, a private, non-profit committed to sustaining northwest Michigan's natural habitat.

Todd Hofheins. Vice President and CFO of Providence Health & Services (Renton, Wash.). In December 2011, the 27-hospital Providence Health & Services named Todd Hofheins vice president and CFO. Mr. Hofheins oversees all financial operations of the system, which recorded $8.7 billion in net operating revenue and $5.4 billion in total net assets in 2012. His healthcare career spans more than 20 years, where he previously managed a new $500 million medical tower at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., and was CFO of Providence's Northwest service area.

Paul Ishizuka. Medical Centers Finance Officer at University of Washington Medicine (Seattle). Mr. Ishizuka has been the medical centers CFO at UW Medicine and UW Medical Center, as well as associate vice president for medical affairs, since 1999. He has also served as CFO and controller throughout other hospitals in Washington and California, and he serves on the finance committees of various UW Medicine affiliates.

R. Milton Johnson. President and CFO of Hospital Corporation of America (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Johnson has served as president and CFO of HCA, the largest, for-profit hospital company in the country, since February 2011. He also was executive vice president and CFO of HCA from July 2004 to February 2011, and he has been one of HCA's directors since 2009. Mr. Johnson joined HCA in 1982 as a tax manager in the research and planning area and eventually became director of tax for HealthTrust, which spun off from HCA in 1987.

Evan Jones. Senior Vice President and CFO of Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health Systems.
Lakeland Regional brought Mr. Jones in as senior vice president and CFO in September 2011. Since then, he has improved the operational income of the 851-bed health system from $8.8 million in FY 2011 to $41.8 million in FY 2012, which has raised the operating margin from 1.4 percent to 6.2 percent. Prior to joining Lakeland, Mr. Evans held several executive positions within Main Line Health, including CFO of Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., and Riddle Hospital in Media, Pa. From 1980 to 2006, Mr. Evans also was CFO of St. Luke's University Hospital and Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa.

John Kasberger. Vice President of Finance and CFO of Mercy Medical Center (Roseburg, Ore.).
For the past eight years, Mr. Kasberger has served as vice president of finance and CFO of 169-bed Mercy Medical Center. During this time, he has helped improve Mercy Medical Center's operating margin from 1.4 percent to 7.2 percent and increased days cash on hand more than fivefold. Previously, he was assistant vice president of revenue at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., and interim CFO/director of revenue services at Centegra Health System in Woodstock, Ill.

Jack Kaup. Compliance Officer and CFO of Black Hills Surgical Hospital (Rapid City, S.D.). Mr. Kaup has been CFO of Black Hills Surgical Hospital since 1999, a couple years after the 26-bed hospital first opened. He has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and business operations. Prior to joining Black Hills, Mr. Kaup was involved in financial management for a diverse group of industries and served as a certified public accountant at a national firm.

Robin Kilfeather-Mackey. CFO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). Ms. Kilfeather-Mackey has led the financial strategy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock since January 2010, and she has held several other positions within the organization since joining it in 1996. In October 2007, Ms. Kilfeather-Mackey served as vice president of corporate finance, where she controlled audit, tax, accounting, treasury and reimbursement functions. She has also held other executive finance positions at various other healthcare organizations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, and her career started in public accounting.

Ryan Kitchell. CFO of Indiana University Health (Indianapolis). IU Health promoted Mr. Kitchell to system CFO in February 2012. He joined IU Health in September 2010 as senior vice president and treasurer, and in November 2011, he became president of IU Health Plans, which is a health plan that offers four Medicare Advantage options for Medicare beneficiaries living in IU Health's 32-county service area. Before IU Health, Mr. Kitchell spent time at the Indiana Statehouse as the Indiana public finance director, and he eventually became director of Indiana's Office of Management and Budget for former Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Greg Klugherz. Vice President of Finance and CFO of CentraCare Health System (St. Cloud, Minn.). Mr. Klugherz joined CentraCare in 2008 as its CFO. Previously, he was a vice president for HealthPartners, an integrated health system in Minneapolis, and CFO of Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Additionally, Mr. Klugherz was the senior financial executive for HealthPartners Medical Group, controller/treasury director for St. Louis Park, Minn.-based Park Nicolette Health Services, which is now part of HealthPartners, and a finance executive with GE Capital Fleet Services.

Anne Krebs. CFO of Butler (Pa.) Health System. Ms. Krebs has served as vice president of finance and CFO of Butler Health System since January 2011. Her prior experience includes roles as vice president of finance at Mercy St. Louis, vice president of finance at St. Joseph Hospital (now SSM St. Clare Health Center) in Kirkwood, Mo., assistant vice president of finance at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and senior auditor in KPMG's Chicago office. Over the past four fiscal years, Ms. Krebs has helped boost Butler Health System's days cash on hand to 177.4.

JoAnn Kunkel. Corporate CFO of Sanford Health (Fargo, N.D.). Ms. Kunkel joined Sanford Medical Center in 1995 and became CFO of Sanford in 2012. Her responsibilities are to provide systemwide leadership and direction of financial strategies for Sanford, which has 35 hospitals, 140 clinics and roughly 26,000 employees, making it one of the largest non-profit, rural health systems in the country.

Kathy Lancaster. Executive Vice President of Strategy and CFO of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals (Oakland, Calif.). Ms. Lancaster has been with Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan since 1998 and has been CFO since 2005. She provides financial leadership for each of Kaiser Permanente's eight geographic regions and also holds the title of executive vice president of strategy. Before Kaiser, Ms. Lancaster held senior leadership positions at insurance company Prudential, where she focused on underwriting and network management for the company's western region.

Phyllis Lantos. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). Since 2000, Ms. Lantos has served as treasurer and CFO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and its parent company, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. She added executive vice president to her title in 2007. Ms. Lantos previously served as deputy COO at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., and as vice president of financial management services at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She also held advisory roles in the Greater New York Hospital Association and Association of American Medical Colleges, among other organizations.

Todd LaPorte. Senior Vice President and CFO of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Healthcare. Mr. LaPorte joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2001 as director of finance. He served as associate vice president of finance and vice president of finance before he was promoted to his current position. Mr. LaPorte has helped the system raise its credit profile, which prompted the system to absorb Phoenix-based John C. Lincoln Health Network. Before Scottsdale Healthcare, Mr. LaPorte served as CFO of Dental-Net, the parent company of Arizona's second-largest dental plan, in Tucson for nine years. He also worked at Ernst & Young for eight years.

Dennis Laraway. CFO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (Houston). In September 2011, Mr. Laraway was named CFO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Previously, he served as CFO of Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, CFO of Dignity Health in San Francisco and CFO of Dignity Health's primary academic medical center, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Mr. Laraway's healthcare career began in the Empire State, where he was CFO of Seton Health and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y.

Ralph Lawson. Executive Vice President and CFO of Baptist Health South Florida (Coral Gables). Mr. Lawson has been CFO of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest private employer in Miami-Dade County, since 1989. He has overseen the system's acquisitions of South Miami Hospital, Homestead (Fla.) Hospital, Mariners Hospital in Tavernier, Fla., and Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, Fla., as well as Baptist Health's $2 billion investment portfolio. Mr. Lawson has more than 30 years of healthcare financial experience. Prior to joining Baptist Health, he spent 17 years at Deloitte. Mr. Lawson is the current national chair of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Mike Louge. Executive Vice President and CFO of OhioHealth (Columbus). Mr. Louge has been executive vice president and CFO of OhioHealth since 2000 and is responsible for the health system's finances, treasury, managed care, internal audits, information systems, materials management and real estate/construction. Prior to joining the eight-hospital OhioHealth, Mr. Louge was CFO at Seton Healthcare in Austin, Texas, and vice president of financial operations at Presbyterian Healthcare System, now known as Texas Health Resources, in Dallas.

Robert Lux. Vice President and CFO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). As vice president and CFO of Temple University Health System, a $1.4 billion academic health system, Mr. Lux is responsible for financial reporting, cash and debt management, payroll, managed care contracting and other financial tasks. He has served in this position since July 1996. Previously, Mr. Lux served as assistant controller, controller, associate vice president and CFO of Temple University Hospital, the system's flagship facility. Mr. Lux's career started as a supervisor in the assurance practice for KPMG Peat Marwick.

Richard Magenheimer. CFO of Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Mr. Magenheimer joined Inova in 1987 as vice president of financial operations and was named CFO of the six-hospital system in 1994. Prior to joining Inova, Mr. Magenheimer worked for American Medical International — an investor-owned international hospital management company — for seven years, where he served as vice president of financial controls as well as director of finance and budgeting for its western region.  

Stacey Malakoff. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Ms. Malakoff has served as executive vice president and CFO of Hospital for Special Surgery — the oldest orthopedics and specialty hospital in the United States — since August 1998. She also serves as the hospital's treasurer. Ms. Malakoff joined Hospital for Special Surgery in November 1990 as director of reimbursement, and she also held the roles of controller and vice president of finance. Previously, she served as an audit manager at Ernst & Young.

Peter Markell. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). As executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Partners HealthCare, an organization with $8 billion in revenue and assets valued at approximately $10 billion, Mr. Markell oversees payor contracting, materials management, research management and all other financial operations. Before joining Partners in 1999, Mr. Markell was a partner at Ernst & Young in Boston, where he helped clients obtain financing and interacted with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. From 1983 through 1995, Mr. Markell was Ernst & Young's director of human resources and administration.

Tim Maurice. CFO of University of California Davis Health System (Sacramento). UC Davis Health System appointed Mr. Maurice CFO in March 2011. Prior to joining the multibillion operations of UC Davis, he was vice president and CFO of St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, both in Oxnard, Calif., and member hospitals of San Francisco-based Dignity Health. Mr. Maurice has also served as CFO of Good Samaritan Community Healthcare in Puyallup, Wash., and Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich. His professional experience at academic medical centers also extends to Virginia Mason Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, both in Seattle.

Peter McCanna. Executive Vice President of Administration and CFO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Mr. McCanna is executive vice president of administration and CFO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and its principal subsidiary, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which recorded $1.3 billion in 2011 — the most of any Chicago hospital. Before joining Northwestern Memorial in August 2002, he was senior vice president and CFO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, N.M. Prior to that, Mr. McCanna was senior vice president and CFO of the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

Patrick McGuire. CFO of St. John Providence Health System (Warren, Mich.). For the past 27 years, Mr. McGuire has served in various capacities at St. John Providence Health System and has led all financial operations of the $2 billion, seven-hospital system as CFO since 2004. As CFO, Mr. McGuire has accomplished many feats for the system, the largest within St. Louis-based Ascension Health. He helped all Ascension Health facilities in Michigan negotiate a three-year deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and he also centralized many reimbursement and revenue cycle functions.

Mary Meitz. Senior Vice President and CFO of Bronson Healthcare (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Ms. Meitz assumed her current position as vice president and CFO of Bronson Healthcare in 2004. She handles all accounting, budgeting, investment managing, payroll, managed care contracting and billing compliance for the three-hospital system, as well as for Bronson Medical Group. She has more than 22 years of experience in the hospital and healthcare field. Ms. Meitz currently serves as treasurer of West Michigan Cancer Center, a Bronson collaborative in Kalamazoo.

Wentz Miller. Managing Director and CFO of Integris Health (Oklahoma City). Since October 1998, Mr. Miller has served as managing director of finance and CFO of Integris Health. Prior to joining Integris, he held several positions with Columbia/HCA Healthcare, now known as Hospital Corporation of America. He was CFO of HCA's Nashville market for one year and CFO of Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, now Tulane Medical Center, in New Orleans for more than two years. Mr. Miller also served as CFO of St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., for eight years.

Jennifer Mitzner. Senior Vice President and CFO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). Ms. Mitzner serves as senior vice president and CFO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, and her Hoag tenure spans more than 18 years. Ms. Mitzner joined the Hoag ranks in 1994 working mostly with various internal committees, including the finance and audit committee of Hoag's board of directors and the investment management committee. Before joining Hoag, Ms. Mitzner worked as a certified public accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick, where she worked mostly with healthcare and health insurance clients on audit and consulting issues.

Dan Moncher. Executive Vice President and CFO of Firelands Regional Medical Center (Sandusky, Ohio). Mr. Moncher, executive vice president and CFO of Firelands Regional Medical Center, has been with the 400-bed teaching hospital since 1997, and he has been instrumental in helping Firelands achieve financial stability. Before he joined Firelands, Mr. Moncher served as regional vice president and CFO of Mercy Hospital in Tiffin, Ohio, and Mercy Hospital in Willard, Ohio. He has more than 25 years of healthcare financial experience.

John Mordach. Senior Vice President and CFO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Mr. Mordach became senior vice president and CFO of Rush University Medical Center in February 2011. Previously, he served as CFO of Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., and vice president of finance at University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System, both top academic medical centers in the Chicagoland area. Mr. Mordach also was CFO of Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville, Ill., and vice president of finance for Tufts Medical Center in Boston, formerly known as New England Medical Center. He has more than 25 years of healthcare executive experience.

Daniel Morissette. CFO of Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.). Mr. Morissette has served as Stanford Hospital & Clinics' CFO since August 2007 and has helped fortify the medical center's solid financial profile. Before joining Stanford, Mr. Morissette served for four years as senior vice president of finance and strategy at the University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center during the health system's merger with the University of Toledo. Prior to that tenure, he served in various executive roles at the Herman M. Finch University of Health Sciences at Chicago Medical School for 11 years, including senior vice president and CFO.

Kenneth Morris. Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.). Mr. Morris serves as senior vice president, treasurer and CFO of Duke University Health System. Before he joined Duke, Mr. Morris served as senior vice president of finance at Mission Health System in Asheville, N.C. He also was vice president for finance and treasurer at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., and served in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer.

Dominic Nakis. Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Advocate Health Care (Oak Brook, Ill.). Mr. Nakis has been with Advocate Health Care since its inception in 1995. After beginning his career in healthcare at Ernst & Young, Mr. Nakis went to Evangelical Health Systems Corp. in 1995, the same year it merged with Lutheran General HealthSystem to create the system known as Advocate Health Care today. As CFO, Mr. Nakis oversees all financial operations of Advocate's 10 acute-care hospitals, two integrated children's hospitals and more than 200 other sites of care. In fiscal year 2011, Advocate posted total operating revenue of more than $4.4 billion.

Joel Perlman. Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, N.Y.). For the past 25 years, Mr. Perlman has worked at the four-hospital Montefiore Medical Center. As CFO, he manages the financial strategy behind the academic medical center, which recorded $2.98 billion in consolidated operating revenue in fiscal year 2011. Prior to Montefiore, he was CFO of St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, N.J., from 1980 until 1988. Mr. Perlman was also a supervisor at Ernst & Young for four years and an associate director of financial aid at The College of New Jersey in Trenton for three years.

Scott Posecai. Executive Vice President and CFO of Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Mr. Posecai joined Ochsner Clinic in 1987 and was named CFO in 1995, continuing in that role until the merger of the Ochsner Clinic and the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in 2001. Upon merger, he was named CFO of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation, and in 2006, of the Ochsner Health System. Prior to joining Ochsner, Mr. Posecai held various financial positions with oil and gas firms, mainly in accounting, treasury and international tax.

Edward Prunchunas. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Mr. Prunchunas has held his positions as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Cedars-Sinai, a $2.5 billion academic medical center, since 1998. He has held other roles within Cedars-Sinai, including associate director of finance, director of finance and vice president of finance. Outside of Cedars-Sinai, Mr. Prunchunas was CFO of Northridge (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center in the late 1980s, and he also worked on the consulting staff of accounting firm Ernst & Ernst, which is now known as Capgemini.

Ann Pumpian. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Sharp HealthCare (San Diego). Ms. Pumpian has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Sharp HealthCare, a 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipient, since 1993. She has been at Sharp her whole career, which started in 1984, and has helped maintain Sharp as a competitive provider in the San Diego area.

Michael Reney. CFO of Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Mr. Reney was an 18-year veteran of Boston-based Partners HealthCare when he was named CFO of Brigham and Women's Hospital and B&W Faulkner Hospital, both in Boston, in May 2008. Mr. Reney began at Brigham and Women's Hospital as an accounting supervisor in 1990. He rose through the ranks as a senior manager and director within Partners over a 10-year stretch before coming back to Brigham and Women's as executive director/controller for the hospital's finances in 2000.

Chuck Robb. COO and CFO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.). Since 1991, Chuck Robb has been with Saint Luke's Health System, based in Kansas City, Mo., and he has been CFO of the organization — one of the largest health systems in the Kansas City area — since 1999. When Mr. Robb joined Saint Luke's, he started out as CFO of Saint Luke's Hospital, the 382-bed flagship facility of the health system. Before joining Saint Luke's, Mr. Robb worked at Ernst & Young for roughly 13 years.

Kevin Roberts. Senior Vice President and CFO of BJC Healthcare (St. Louis). In June 2008, Mr. Roberts become senior vice president and CFO of 13-hospital BJC Healthcare from University Hospitals in Cleveland, where he was senior vice president and CFO. During his tenure at University Hospitals, the system accomplished a multiyear financial turnaround that improved profitability by $250 million. Prior to joining University Hospitals in 2001, Mr. Roberts served as treasurer of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His financial career started with accounting firm Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., now known as KPMG.

Phillip Roe. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Roe began serving as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer for Vanguard in November 2007. Before then, he served as Vanguard's controller and chief accounting officer since the company's founding in July 1997. Prior to joining Vanguard, Mr. Roe served as senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of OrNda HealthCorp, which would eventually merge with Tenet Healthcare.

Steven Rose. CFO of Conway (Ark.) Regional Health System. For the past 23 years, Mr. Rose has worked at Conway Regional, which includes 154-bed Conway Regional Medical Center. Mr. Rose started as Conway Regional's director of business and fiscal services in 1990, eventually working up to his current position in December 1997. Before joining Conway Regional, he served as assistant administrator of finance for Decatur (Texas) Community Hospital, now known as Wise Regional Health System. Mr. Conway also currently serves as secretary, treasurer and national chair-elect of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Richard Rothberger. Corporate Executive Vice President and CFO of Scripps Health (San Diego). Mr. Rothberger has served as corporate executive vice president and CFO of Scripps Health since August 2001. He has 30-plus years of experience in the healthcare industry and has helped Scripps improve its financial operations through better contracting efforts and reducing days in accounts receivable by 30 percent. Before Scripps, Mr. Rothberger served as senior vice president and CFO for Mercy Healthcare Sacramento, a former division of Dignity Health, from 1997 to 2001. He also was Mercy Healthcare's director of finance and decision support and director of management engineering.

C. Michael Rutherford. Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and CFO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Mr. Rutherford became senior associate vice president and CFO for health sciences at OSU Wexner Medical Center in January 2011. Before taking the reins as CFO at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Mr. Rutherford served as CFO of Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, for 10 years. He also worked in financial and executive roles at Cleveland-based Sisters of Charity Health System for nine years, with some of those positions including CFO and CEO of the Cleveland market and CFO of 476-bed Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio.

Randy Safady. Executive Vice President and CFO of Christus Health (Irving, Texas). Mr. Safady joined Christus in June 2011 with more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and healthcare operations. Prior to his current position, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Centura Health, Colorado's largest health system and a joint venture between Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System. Mr. Safady also previously served as senior vice president and CFO of Adventist Midwest Health, a region of the Adventist Health system.

Fred Savelsbergh. CFO of Baylor Health Care System (Dallas). Since he graduated from North Texas State University in 1982 with a double major in accounting and economics, Mr. Savelsbergh has worked at Baylor Health Care System. He worked his way up from staff accountant to CFO, a position he has held since 2009. Mr. Savelsbergh oversees all financial functions of the health system, which recorded $5.2 billion in total assets in fiscal year 2011. Other positions he has held at Baylor include CFO and later interim president of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine (Texas) and CFO of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Baylor's flagship facility.

Robert Shapiro. Senior Vice President and CFO of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.). Mr. Shapiro has been CFO of North Shore-LIJ Health System in Great Neck, N.Y., since August 2000. Previously, he was vice president of financial operations and director of finance/assistant administrator for the system, previously known as North Shore Health System, in 1984. He was also the assistant director of finance at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Terry Shaw. Executive Vice President, CFO and COO of Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). With more than $7.3 billion in revenue across 41 hospitals in 10 states, Mr. Shaw oversees the finances of one of the largest faith-based health systems in the South and in the country. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Shaw served as senior vice president and CFO of Adventist's Florida Division. He also was the vice president, assistant vice president and director of DRG management at Florida Hospital Orlando.

Craig Sheagren. Vice President of Finance and CFO of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System (Mattoon, Ill.). For the past six-plus years, Mr. Sheagren has steered the financial operations of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System, which has roughly $200 million in net annual revenue and includes 128-bed Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Mr. Sheagren, the lead of Sarah Bush Lincoln's audit, finance and investment committee, has helped the system secure an "A+" bond rating from S&P, one of the few health systems of its size to garner an "A+" rating.

Jeff Sherman. Executive Vice President and CFO of LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.). Since 2009, Mr. Sherman has led the financial strategy of LifePoint Hospitals, one of the five largest for-profit hospital companies in the country. Prior to his current position, Mr. Sherman served as vice president and treasurer of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. He has worked in various capacities for Tenet and its predecessor company since 1990. Mr. Sherman has also served as CFO of several different acute-care hospitals throughout the Texas Gulf Coast region and Philadelphia.

Eddie Soler. Executive Vice President and CFO of  Florida Hospital (Orlando). Mr. Soler is executive vice president and CFO for Florida Hospital, which has more than 2,100 beds across its seven hospitals and admits more patients annually than any other hospital in the country. Prior to his current post, Mr. Soler was CIO of Florida Hospital, and he also served as senior vice president and CFO of Adventist Midwest Health in Hinsdale, Ill.

Bernadette Spong. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.). Ms. Spong has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Rex Healthcare, an affiliate of UNC Health Care, since 2005, acting as a driving force behind the 660-bed health system's strong portfolio and operations. Ms. Spong, who also served as controller at Rex and has more than 20 years of healthcare finance experience, serves on the boards of many local organizations, including the Elon University Love School of Business, where she earned her MBA.

James Staten. Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO of Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Mr. Staten, CFO of both Yale-New Haven Health System and its 1,541-bed flagship Yale-New Haven Hospital, joined the system in 2000. Previously Mr. Staten was a senior vice president of finance for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and New York's largest health system, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. Mr. Staten's healthcare career started at Ernst & Young in New York, where he was a senior manager and director of the firm's New York State Reimbursement Consulting Services.

Paul Staton. CFO of UCLA Health System. Mr. Staton has worked at University of California, Los Angeles since 1996 and has been the permanent CFO of UCLA Health System since 2005. He previously served as the hospital system's controller. Mr. Staton has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance and has worked for various other hospital organizations in Southern California. The year Mr. Staton was named CFO of UCLA Health System, the organization recorded a net loss of $15 million, but by fiscal year 2011, the system recorded roughly $300 million in net income on $1.7 billion in revenue.

Alan Strauss. Executive Vice President and CFO of Carondelet Health Network (Tucson, Ariz.). Before beginning his work at Carondelet Health Network last May, Mr. Strauss served as CFO of Saint Thomas Health for six years. Mr. Strauss also worked as interim CFO of Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J., in 2005 and CFO and operations leader of Saint John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., from 1990 to 2004. Outside of the hospital sector, he has worked for Tatum Partners, a Los Angeles-based firm that provides financial leadership services to various companies across the country.

J. Dean Swindle. Executive Vice President and CFO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Since May 2010, Mr. Swindle has served as executive vice president and CFO of CHI, one of the largest, faith-based health system in the country with 78 acute-care hospitals and $10.7 billion in annual revenue. Prior to joining CHI, he served as senior vice president of finance, executive vice president and CFO of Novant Health, based in Winston Salem, N.C. Mr. Swindle also was CEO of the former Concord Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., and vice president of financial services at Baton Rouge (La.) General Health System.

Michael Szubski. CFO of University Hospitals (Cleveland). In October 2008, Mr. Szubski was named CFO of University Hospitals, which includes the 1,032-bed UH Case Medical Center. He joined the system in 2003 as CFO of UH Case Medical Center and later became COO of UH's acute-care hospitals. Prior to UH, Mr. Szubski served as executive vice president and CFO of EMH Healthcare, a 387-bed hospital system based in Elyria, Ohio. He also served as vice president of operations at health insurer UnitedHealthcare of Ohio.

Jeff Taylor. Vice President and CFO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). St. Luke's Health System is the largest health system in Idaho, and Mr. Taylor has helped transform St. Luke's financial operations from a single-hospital initiative to a five-hospital endeavor with annual operating revenue of more than $1 billion. Mr. Taylor has been at St. Luke's since 1994, when he was hired on as the director of finance. In 2006, he was named vice president of finance and CFO of St. Luke's Treasure Valley, and in 2008, Mr. Taylor took on his current role of system vice president and CFO. Before St. Luke's, he was a senior manager in the Boise office of Deloitte.

Lannie Tonnu. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Ms. Tonnu joined Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1991 and has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of the 347-bed pediatric medical center since 1993. In fiscal year 2011, Ms. Tonnu helped the hospital record $812.8 million in total revenue and $122.5 million in profit. Before Children's Hospital Los Angeles, she was an audit senior manager in Ernst & Young's Los Angeles healthcare practice for roughly 12 years.

Mike Tretina. Vice President and CFO of Mary Greeley Medical Center (Ames, Iowa). Mike Tretina has served as vice president and CFO of Mary Greeley Medical Center, a 220-bed, city-owned hospital, since February 2009, and it has become one of the more vibrant community hospitals in the Midwest. Before coming to MGMC, Mr. Tretina was senior vice president of finance at St. Vincent's HealthCare in Jacksonville, Fla. He also has held various finance roles at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Heffler, a certified public accounting firm, both based in Philadelphia. Mr. Tretina has more than 25 total years of experience in healthcare finance.

Doug Vanderslice. CFO of Boston Children's Hospital. Mr. Vanderslice began his tenure as CFO of Boston Children's Hospital in January, coming from 258-bed St. Louis Children's Hospital. While at St. Louis Children's, he also served as the financial liaison to the hospital's parent, St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare. Before joining St. Louis Children's, Mr. Vanderslice was the director of patient financial services and controller for Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and his professional finance career started at Deloitte in Dallas.

Kevin Vermeer. Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and CFO of UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). Mr. Vermeer was appointed executive vice president and CFO of UnityPoint Health, formerly Iowa Health System, in 2009. Before then, he served as CFO for Trinity Regional Health System in Rock Island, Ill., and interim CEO of Unity's hospital in Muscatine, Iowa. He has also held positions with Allen Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, and Sisters of Charity hospitals in Colorado.

Kerry Vermillion. Senior Vice President and CFO of Baptist Health Care (Pensacola, Fla.).
As senior vice president and CFO of Baptist Health Care, Mr. Vermillion monitors all financial and accounting matters of the system, which includes four hospitals across northwest Florida and south Alabama. He has more than 20 years of healthcare finance experience. Prior to Baptist Health Care, Mr. Vermillion worked at Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City, Tenn., and Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala.

Nick Vitale. Executive Vice President and CFO of Beaumont Health System (Royal Oak, Mich.). Mr. Vitale was named executive vice president and CFO in June 2011. Before assuming his current position, he served as Beaumont's senior vice president of financial operations since 2007, and when Mr. Vitale joined Beaumont in 2005, he was vice president and CFO of Beaumont Hospital, Troy. He also served various financial executive posts at Detroit Medical Center, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit and Bon Secours Cottage Health Services in Grosse Pointe, Mich.

Monte Ward. Senior Vice President and CFO of Cabell Huntington (W.Va.) Hospital. Monte Ward is senior vice president and CFO of Cabell Huntington Hospital, a 313-bed, acute-care facility affiliated with the Marshall University School of Medicine. He began at Cabell in 1978 as the hospital's controller, rising to the CFO post in 1982. During his career at Cabell, he has had held duties within every department, except nursing, and he also served as interim CEO. Mr. Ward previously worked in the healthcare division of accounting firm Hayflich and Steinberg as a senior auditor.

Denise Warren. Senior Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Capella Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.). Since October 2005, Ms. Warren has been Capella's senior vice president, treasurer and CFO. She has more than 25 years of financial experience, including time spent as a senior equity analyst and research director at Avondale Partners and CFO of Gaylord Entertainment Company. In 2011, Nashville Medical News named Ms. Warren a "Woman to Watch," and the Nashville Business Journal named her a "Woman of Influence in Tennessee."

David Watson. CFO of National Surgical Hospitals (Chicago). Mr. Watson became CFO of National Surgical Hospitals in August 2011 after serving as senior vice president and CFO of Community Education Centers, a provider of treatment and education services for adult correctional populations based in West Caldwell, N.J. He also was executive vice president and CFO of Radiation Therapy Services, a developer and operator of radiation therapy centers and ancillary medical practices, and vice president of finance for The GEO Group, which outsources government services.

Charles Weis. Executive Vice President and CFO of Sinai Health System (Chicago). Mr. Weis has been at Sinai Health System, a 421-bed safety-net provider on the southwest side of Chicago, since 1982. Roughly 60 percent of Sinai's patients are on Medicaid, and Mr. Weis helped secure a system within Sinai in which the hospital would receive Medicaid add-on payments from Illinois to support services such as obstetrics, trauma care and pediatrics. He also is one of the major forces behind The Sinai Tomorrow Project, which will bring an outpatient pavilion and refurbished inpatient facilities to the community.

Gary Weiss. Executive Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of NorthShore University Health System (Evanston, Ill.). Before Mr. Weiss joined NorthShore in 2001, he spent several years within the banking and financial services sector. He officially became CFO of NorthShore in October 2007, and he also serves as executive vice president and treasurer. Mr. Weiss spent 26 years at The First National Bank of Chicago and its affiliate organizations, and held the roles of CFO and chief accounting officer of the commercial banking business line.

Ron Werthman. Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and CFO of The Johns Hopkins Health System (Baltimore). Mr. Werthman, who has more than 35 years of healthcare and higher education financial experience, became vice president, treasurer and CFO of The Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1993. Mr. Werthman has helped Johns Hopkins reach its highest operating margins in its history during his tenure. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Mr. Werthman was CFO of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He also served as CFO of St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Marvin White. Vice President and CFO of St. Vincent Health (Indianapolis). Mr. White has overseen the materials management, accounting, managed care and other financial services of St. Vincent Health since 2008. Mr. White's tenure at the 19-hospital St. Vincent Health, part of St. Louis-based Ascension Health, is his only hospital executive experience. Previously, he was executive director and CFO at Eli Lilly & Company's Lilly USA. Mr. White also served various financial roles at General Motors in Illinois and Hewlett Packard in Atlanta.

Jeanné Wickens. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of Allegiance Health (Jackson, Mich.). Ms. Wickens has served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Allegiance Health, a 480-bed system, since July 2004. She joined Allegiance Health in 2000 as corporate controller. Before Allegiance Health, Ms. Wickens served as controller and director of finance and registration at Battle Creek (Mich.) Health System, which is now part of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare. She serves on the boards and finance committees of several local organizations, including the United Way and Center for Family Health.

John Wilson. CFO of Heartland Health (St. Joseph's, Mo.). Mr. Wilson's career at Heartland Health, an integrated delivery system with Heartland Regional Medical Center at its foundation, began in 1986. He started as senior internal auditor and worked his way up to controller. In 1990, Mr. Wilson was promoted to CFO of the system. Under Mr. Wilson's tenure, Heartland Health has improved its Fitch bond ratings from "BBB" in the 1990s to "A+" in 2012. He also serves on the boards of many community organizations, such as the United Way and the Allied Arts Council.

Kris Zimmer. Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO of SSM Health Care (St. Louis). Since 2003, Mr. Zimmer has led the financial planning, capital management, bond financing and investment activities of SSM Health Care, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country. Previously, he served as CFO of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky., CFO of Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, Ohio, and CFO of Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center in Cambridge, Ohio. In February, CMS appointed Mr. Zimmer as a four-year panel member of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, where he will advise HHS and CMS on ambulatory payment classifications for Medicare hospital outpatient services.

Bert Zimmerli. Executive Vice President and CFO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Mr. Zimmerli oversees the direction and oversight of all Intermountain Healthcare financial operations, including its health plan, SelectHealth. Mr. Zimmerli has been with Intermountain since 2003, and previously, he was CFO of The Methodist Hospital System in Houston. He also was senior vice president and CFO of Houston-based Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. Before serving as a hospital executive, Mr. Zimmerli was a partner at Ernst & Young's Houston office for 16 years, specializing in healthcare finance.

 

Note: This list was modified on Dec. 30, 2013, to include Michael Allen as CFO of Gundersen Health System. The article previously had Gordon Edwards listed as CFO, but Mr. Edwards, who is now a CFO with PeaceHealth, left the organization once this list was published.

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