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  • 04/30/2021 11:28 AM | Robert Mahoney (Administrator)

    Title: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Organization:  Springfield Clinic

    Location: Springfield IL

    About Springfield Clinic:

    Founded in 1939 by five physician partners, Springfield Clinic was one of the first multispecialty medical clinics to form in downstate Illinois. Now, Springfield Clinic’s 550 physicians and advanced practitioners and 2,400 employees serve a population of approximately one million patients throughout the central Illinois region in eighty medical specialties and sub-specialties.

    Position Overview:

    The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides leadership and strategic planning for all financial activities of the Springfield Clinic Partnership and all related organizations, including assisting the Chief Executive Officer, the Finance Committee, Investment Sub-Committee, Corporate Compliance Task Force and the Board of Directors in developing financial goals and objectives. The CFO is a member of the senior leadership team at the Springfield Clinic Partnership and will play a key role in driving the performance of the group as well as have an important voice in setting the strategy for the future.


    Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance required

    MBA/CPA preferred

    Financial Leadership experience with large, multi-specialty medical groups

    Strong knowledge of information systems/healthcare concepts and terminology


    Judy Kliethermes



  • 03/17/2021 11:17 AM | Robert Mahoney (Administrator)

    The Company:

    A regional medical and referral center with 373 beds, serving about 200,000 patients a year from four states. The hospital provides a full range of services, including cardiac and cancer care, diagnostic imaging, women's and children's services, surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation, transitional care, weight management, and wound care. The main campus covers eight square blocks, plus off-site outpatient rehab, occupational medicine, primary care, school clinics, imaging, and lab. Overall, the hospital offers 20 points of care to make healthcare more convenient for area residents.

    Scope of the Job:

    The Director of Hospital Financial Operations will be located in Paducah, Kentucky, and will report to the Vice President of Hospital Financial Operations.  The Director will assist the Vice President with providing strategic direction for the Paducah Market budget and financial planning/forecasting.  The incumbent will help plan, develop, implement business and financial strategies, analyze operating results and new business opportunities supporting the strategic planning processes.  You will assist with developing and executing financial strategies, systems, and processes that optimize current and future financial, operational performance.  You will collaborate with senior leadership across the Market and System to identify and execute financial performance improvement initiatives, including revenue optimization, expense control methods, and capital management, contributing to optimal performance and strategic positioning efforts.  


    Assist in leading a comprehensive market-wide long-range capital planning and strategic financial planning process.  Oversee the preparation and development of financial models for financial feasibility studies of capital projects and acquisition of organizations and physicians for the Market.

    Assist with the financial analysis for new business development opportunities for the Market, such as strategic acquisitions or major capital expenditure proposals for the hospitals.

    Prepare the financial analysis and reporting of all business plans by working with representatives across the System, including but not limited to System Senior Leadership, Finance Directors, Hospital Leadership, System Service Center (SSC) Planning, SSC Decision Support, SSC Performance Advisory Office, and leadership.  You will participate in the evaluation and financial feasibility of plans and incorporate them into the long-range financial plan. 

    Participate in the facility, Market, and system initiatives to develop new services/processes by identifying issues, brainstorming ideas, and proactively creating action plans to include appropriate stakeholders in discussions.

    Assist with evaluating and translating high-level system goals into budgeting and forecasting strategies that support the organization's financial objectives.  Responsible for reporting outcomes to key constituents and implementing critical actions and best practices to improve financial and budgetary performance and processes. 

    Ensure the integration of financial planning tools among management teams for strategic, financial, operations, quality management, and other management decision-making processes and applications by facilitating the information exchange.  Serves as a Market consultant on specific finance-related issues or day-to-day operations issues and provides notification of material issues impacting financial performance.

    Assist with the development and implementation of the Market-wide capital and operating budget, including managing all facets of the capital and operating budget processes and maintaining overall accountability for the successful execution in a manner sufficient to support the System's mission and financial goals.   

    Assists with market-wide financial budgeting/forecasting strategy and collaborate with senior leadership to analyze trends and identify opportunities to align strategic direction with system financial goals.

    Collaborate with senior operations and operating unit leadership to ensure completion and maintenance of annual operating budgets / rolling forecasts meeting established deadlines and system parameters.  Analyzes variances from budgets/forecasts and communicates such to operations management.  Makes recommendations to and partners with Market operations leaders to ensure financial targets are met and/or exceeded.

    Prepare and review reports on financial performance.  Supervise, investigate, analyze and present recommendations concerning asset, liability, cost, and revenue initiatives, including processes, re-engineering, and detailed performance/financial/program reviews, to ensure stated financial goals are attained.  

    Participate in monthly operating reviews with senior and operating unit leadership in accordance with system and site guidelines and offers training/education to address financial issues.  Provide financial direction to operating units to assist in achieving goals with remaining within established budget thresholds/parameters. 

    Promote corporate integrity through compliance with the Corporate Responsibility Program.

    Candidate Requirements:

    1.  We seek a healthcare finance executive with a Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting. A Masters degree in Finance or related field preferred.   

    2.  We seek a healthcare finance executive with 5 years of experience in health system financial operations.  System experience strongly preferred.

    3.  The perfect candidate profile:
    • Experience in consulting with senior-level leadership providing guidance on financial strategies and decisions that impact the performance of the organization.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of best financial practices within and outside the health care industry.  Strong understanding of health care dynamics and economics as it relates to the profitability of various services and margin contribution available with marginal investment.
    • Advanced knowledge and skills in developing and evaluating complex financial plans and strategies which support creating effective, successful business plans.
    • Skills in prioritizing needs based on business requirements, effectively manage resources, and develop effective processes that impact the organization.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate with all levels of leadership within the organization.  
    • Skills in presenting financial strategies, results and analyses.  Demonstrated ability to explain complex financial issues to non-financial staff and leadership.
    • Possess analytical and computer skills with demonstrated knowledge of financial modeling based upon market data, reimbursement issues, and cost of providing care.


    A compensation package will be designed to attract outstanding talent and will include a competitive salary and an attractive benefits package. 


    Tracy Wolfe, CPC


    Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe & Company

    twolfe@zingaro.com / 512 327-7277 or (512) 785-8856

  • 01/25/2021 5:35 PM | Robert Mahoney (Administrator)

    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with WittKieffer for an Executive Director, Patient Financial Services (PFS). Located in Buffalo, New York, Roswell Park is one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers and is one of the few NCI designated comprehensive cancer and research centers. The main campus occupies 25 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of the main hospital, ambulatory clinics, and physician offices as well as numerous basic science and clinical research buildings. In addition, there are suburban locations and clinical affiliations with several community oncology practices and hospitals throughout the region.

    The Executive Director, Patient Financial Services (PFS) will be responsible for managing and optimizing the quality and efficiency of patient services and reimbursement activities at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This will include technical billing and collections, cash and remittance posting, denials management, coding, and financial counseling throughout the facility.


    • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting or related field is required and a Master's degree is preferred.
    • A minimum of ten years of revenue cycle or related field experience with at least seven years of supervisory experience. Experience in a hospital business office with a demonstrated record of progressively increasing responsibility is preferred.
    • Proven leadership and experience in patient financial services, including financial counseling, coding, and patient accounting.

    Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries the WittKieffer Candidate Portal or by email to: RoswellParkDirPFS@wittkieffer.com

  • 12/14/2020 11:43 AM | Robert Mahoney (Administrator)

    On behalf of our client, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (Trust), Furst Group is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer to be accountable for more than $4 billion in annual healthcare spend, and along with the Chief Investment Officer, over $61 billion in Trust assets, providing a unique position to impact healthcare cost and quality on a broad scale while serving a mission-driven organization.

    As the largest private purchaser of retiree healthcare in the United States, the Trust provides a valuable service to its members, and at the same time, it is in a position to drive healthcare innovation and influence how healthcare is purchased and delivered in this country. The singular purpose and focus of the Trust is to ensure that each of its members, the retirees of the UAW of GM, Ford, and Chrysler as well as their dependents, have access to quality healthcare. The Trust serves a single constituency: its members. There are no shareholders, no corporate owners, no outside parties...just the retirees and their dependents for whom this Trust was created. This position is a unique opportunity to impact healthcare cost and quality on a broad scale while serving a mission-driven Trust.

    Qualifications for this position include a minimum of 10 years of broad senior financial leadership experience within a health insurance organization, including financial management, strategic pricing, an understanding of health insurance products, and strategic influence. In addition, experience with and a strong understanding of investment oversight, operations, and reporting for a complex diversified asset portfolio is a plus.

    A Master’s degree and/or CPA certification is required.

    If interested, please contact Kevin Morris at kmorris@furstgroup.com

  • 10/13/2020 10:46 AM | Robert Mahoney (Administrator)

    The Opportunity:

    The position of CFO represents an outstanding opportunity to serve as a key member of the Columbus Regional Health senior leadership team, impacting the financial performance and future of the health system. The new CFO will join a talented and highly dedicated senior leadership team, some of whom are long tenured and others who are relatively new to the organization. These executives look forward to partnering with a strategic and collaborative CFO who will provide them key information, consultation, and support to help them to effectively manage their operations and to facilitate sound financial decisions.

    The Position: 

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the senior leadership team of Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Indiana. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will provide the vision, leadership, direction and administration of financial systems and strategy for Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus Regional Health Physicians, Southeastern Indiana Health Management, Inc., and Columbus Regional Health System Services. This individual will work to maximize financial resources and preserve and protect the long-term financial integrity of the of the organization. 

    The CFO will also serve on the finance committee of the Board of Directors of SIHO Insurance Services of which Columbus Regional Health is a co-owner.

    The Ideal Candidate: 

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced financial executive with seven to ten years progressive leadership experience in healthcare finance.


    • Required:
      • Master's degree (M.B.A., M.H.A. or equivalent); seven to ten years progressive leadership experience in healthcare finance; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
      • Experience in:
        • A community hospital setting 
        • Development and deployment of reimbursement/payer strategies
        • Operational finance reporting
        • Decision support
        • Strategic planning and emerging business models
        • Revenue cycle (both hospital and professional)
    • Preferred:
      • Experience preferred with value-based contracts, bundled payments, ACOs.
      • EPIC

    The Organization:

    Columbus Regional Health is a system serving a 10-county region in southeastern Indiana. For over the last 100 years the organization has served as the local, independent healthcare provider in the service area. The Columbus Regional Health team has 2,400 employees, 275 physicians on medical staff and 250 volunteers. Columbus Regional Hospital, the system’s flagship facility, is a 325-bed not-for-profit, providing emergency and surgical services and comprehensive care in numerous specialty areas. Columbus Regional Health Physicians offers a network of employed primary and specialty care physicians. The health system has one, unified electronic medical record system, Epic, for inpatient and outpatient services.

    The Location:

    Bartholomew County is home to more than 82,000 residents and has a distinguished history of visionary citizens and uncommon cooperation between public officials, citizens and private leadership. Its county seat, Columbus, is a city of only 46,000, yet The American Institute of Architects ranked it 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design – right behind Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. The visitor’s guide lists over 90 buildings and pieces of public art by internationally noted architects and artists, including Columbus Regional Hospital, which was redesigned by Robert A.M. Stern in the mid-90s. 

    Columbus has been recognized by numerous publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Dwell, National Geographic, Fast Company, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, Midwest Living and countless others. The community is ranked as one of the 10 Most Playful Towns in America, rated among the Safest Cities in the U.S., and features many festivals, gatherings, and activities geared toward families and children. The city also an ethnically diverse population – in fact, the overall Columbus workforce holds the second highest number of H1b Visas in the nation, and more than 50 languages are spoken by students in its local school corporation. Columbus has experienced steady job growth over the past several years as it remains a strong hub for manufacturing companies with its convenient location situated within an hour of Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati. The world headquarters of Cummins, Inc. in Columbus offers many high-income engineering and business jobs for the local economy. 

    For more information please visit: https://www.columbus.in.gov/

    Please direct all inquiries, applications, and referrals to: 

    Richard Heishman


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    Formerly, Phillips DiPisa, AMN Leadership Solutions, Executive and Physician Leadership Search, is a retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries.  Ranked as one of the top healthcare recruiting firms in the country, AMN Leadership Solutions, is known for leading healthcare into the future by its growing base of clients across the country, drawing on a national pool of candidates.  For more information, please visit their website at www.phillipsdipisa.com

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