Chief Financial Officer | AMN Leadership on Behalf of Holyoke Medical Center

28 Sep 2020 11:16 AM | Anonymous

The Opportunity: Holyoke Medical Center (HMC) and Valley Health Systems, Inc. in Holyoke, MA is seeking a Chief Financial Officer that is both strategically and operationally focused. A trusted executive who is engaging, transparent, innovative and creative who thinks strategically and takes initiative. This represents an outstanding opportunity to serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and immediately impact the financial operations as well as the future of the organization.

The Organization: Holyoke Medical Center is a nonprofit, 198-bed acute care community hospital located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. HMC is committed to setting a new standard in patient care for the families of Western Massachusetts. This full-service Medical Center provides a complete line of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to the community, including a newly constructed state-of-the-art emergency department. HMC’s award-winning Stroke Service has been recognized for more than 12 consecutive years by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, including the 2019 Get with The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Elite Plus, & Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award.

As a member of Valley Health Systems, HMC is affiliated with the Holyoke VNA Hospice Life Care, River Valley Counseling Center and Holyoke Medical Group. Holyoke Medical Group practices include Adult Primary Care, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Women’s Services, and Walk-In Care Offices.

The Position: The CFO is responsible for the development, interpretation, coordination, and administration of the Hospital and Systems policies for finance, accounting, information systems, patient billing and accounts, internal controls, reimbursement, supply chain, revenue cycle and auditing. He/she is responsible for the maintenance of records and procedures required to adequately safeguard the assets of the organization. The CFO will participate in strategic planning discussions and lead the financial planning activities to ensure their compatibility with the System and Hospital’s financial capacity and performance objectives.


  • A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline (accounting/business/finance) and a master’s degree in business administration, finance, or related field is required; a CPA is preferred.
  • Possess seven to ten years’ progressively responsible financial management experience within a complex community health system.
  • Demonstrated competence in building and leading an effective and cohesive financial division.
  • Prior experience working effectively with and making presentations to a Board of Trustees and Finance Committee.
  • Well-versed in healthcare finance, including reimbursement, billing procedures, managed care, payor contracting, and compliance.
  • Knowledgeable of the application of information technology for business and financial operations as well as the implementation of healthcare informatics.
  • Understanding of capital market process with experience negotiating capital financing projects.
The Region: Known for its scenery and as a vacation destination, the Pioneer Valley features mountain ranges, rolling hills, fertile farmland and golden meadows — all surrounding New England’s premier waterway, the Connecticut River. The diverse landscape gives visitors and residents access to a wide variety of activities including alpine skiing at resorts such as Berkshire East and Blandford Ski Resort and seasonal festivals that draw millions of visitors.

The region is served by Bradley International Airport, located just 30 minutes south of Holyoke Medical Center in the town of Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

Just ten minutes from Holyoke is The Quadrangle, an extraordinary grouping of two art museums, two history museums, and a science museum that features the United States’ first planetarium. Springfield Symphony Hall provides an outstanding venue for classical music, Broadway tours, concerts and stand-up comedy shows. Families flock to New England’s largest and most popular amusement park, Six Flags New England in Agawam, as well as the Emily Dickinson House in Amherst, the Springfield Armory National Historical Site, and the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield and the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke. (Basketball was invented in Springfield and Volleyball in Holyoke.)

Healthcare and social services employ 15% of the local workforce, making it the leading industry in the region and more than 16 universities and liberal arts colleges call the region home, including the Five Colleges consortium of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Beth Ross
AMN Leadership Solutions, Inc.
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