Chief Financial Officer – Washington Health System

Washington Health System
Washington, PA

Witt/Kieffer is excited to partner with Washington Health System (WHS), located in Washington, PA in their identification of a seasoned and highly accomplished financial leader to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will provide financial leadership and direction to the organization and be a strategic financial partner to the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer.

Employing more than 2,000 highly trained medical professionals, Washington Health System is a not-for-profit community health system, located in the outlying suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. WHS consists of two hospitals, the flagship facility, named Washington Hospital, a 260 licensed bed hospital with a 16 bassinet nursery, located in the city of Washington, PA, as well as WHS Greene, a 49-bed community centered hospital, located in Waynesburg PA. WHS’s integrated delivery system of care also consists of diagnostic centers, outpatient care facilities and other healthcare services provided at more than 40 off-site locations throughout the surrounding counties. WHS’s medical staff includes more than 350 primary care and specialty physicians, including graduates of the WHS Family Medicine Residency Program. Additionally, WHS also has an accredited School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology.

WHS’s mission is to provide its community with an integrated healthcare system centered around patients and families that is comprised of leading medical experts, advanced technology and innovative procedures. The organization focuses on streamlined processes set to improve patient care communication and coordination between the hospital, physicians, programs, services and practices in order to obtain better patient outcomes while delivering the best possible care and experience.

The CFO is a key member of WHS’s senior leadership team, accountable for short and long range financial and capital plans and for evaluating WHS’s financial condition in support of the organization’s strategic and operational objectives. The CFO is responsible for managing debt and financing options and will be present and active in Board meetings and well as serving as the primary staff lead on the Finance Committee of the Board. The CFO will be also responsible for managed care contracting and needs to have strong negotiation skills.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader and healthcare executive who brings significant financial management experience, ideally from a community hospital/health system setting. She or he must be a contemporary thinker well-versed in the financial challenges of healthcare delivery and will direct a high performing financial organization. She/he will reinforce a culture of measurement, accountability and service and will advise WHS from a financial process and infrastructure standpoint as it continues to evolve to a value and risk-based environment. The CFO will partner with WHS leadership on a wide range of strategic and operational initiatives engaging colleagues in change and the successful achievement of targeted outcomes.

Confidential nominations, expressions of interest and applications should be submitted electronically to John Thornburgh and or Adriane Willig at or by phone at 630-575-6701.


Posted on: 07/25/18