CFO Bill Pugh: Approaching 35 Years in Hospital Finance

Bill Pugh started his tenure as senior vice president, treasurer and CFO of PinnacleHealth in December 2007, and he has been a major part of hospitals and health systems across the country since 1978, when he was the director of finance of Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix.

Bill Pugh is CFO of PinnacleHealth.Currently, Mr. Pugh, a certified public accountant, oversees all financial operations of the health system, which is based in Harrisburg, Pa. PinnacleHealth encompasses three hospitals and several outpatient clinics, and it has roughly $800 million in net revenue.

Before PinnacleHealth, he served as CFO of Frederick (Md.) Memorial Healthcare System for more than a decade. He also served as CFO and controller of Hanover (Pa.) General Hospital.

Mr. Pugh worked at Memorial Hospital in York, Pa., in the early 1990s, and he started his professional career as an accountant with Ernst and Ernst in 1976.

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