HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
Rhonda Anderson has been named CFO at St. Louisbased Ascension Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health system, effective Oct. 13.
Anderson, 55, serves as CFO of Columbia St. Mary’s, an Ascension affiliate based in Milwaukee. She has been with Columbia St. Mary’s since 2009 and also has 20 years of executive experience at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Anderson will replace Katherine Arbuckle, who is retiring. Anthony Speranzo still serves as CFO of parent organization Ascension. Anderson will oversee the financial operations of Ascension’s largest subsidiary and work closely with Speranzo and his finance team.
Edward Chadwick has been named CFO of Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, which has recently struggled with its finances and faces fierce competition from a newly merged system.
Chadwick, 55, most recently served as CFO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an academic health system based in Winston-Salem, N.C., that has faced several fiscal obstacles of its own. During Chadwick’s tenure, Wake Forest Baptist slogged through a costly electronic health-record project that led, in part, to a credit-rating downgrade.
Henry Ford faces new competition from a new area mega-system, Beaumont Health, which this month finalized its three-system merger.