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Media Contact: Ron Sauder 01 April 2004
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Jimmy Hatcher Named Chief Financial Officer for Emory Healthcare
Jimmy Hatcher, chief financial officer for Emory Hospitals, has been named to the newly created position of chief financial officer for Emory Healthcare. In this new position, Mr. Hatcher reports jointly to Ronnie L. Jowers, CFO of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and vice president for health affairs, and to John Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. His appointment was announced this week.

Emory Healthcare is the clinical services arm of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare includes The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, the jointly owned Emory-Adventist Hospital, and EHCA, LLC, a limited liability company created in collaboration with HCA-The Healthcare Company.

Mr. Hatcher has been CFO for Emory Hospitals since 1995, when Emory University Hospital and Emory Crawford Long Hospital came together under that name. He served as controller of Emory Crawford Long Hospital from 1990 to 1992, then was named the hospital's CFO. Before coming to Emory, he worked as regional controller for SunHealth (1987-1990), Gateway Medical Systems (1985-1987), and as assistant controller for Shallowford Hospital, then part of Charter Medical Corporation (1983-1985).

Michael M.E. Johns, MD, executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, says creation of the new position and other changes in the financial management structure were made in response to the continuing growth of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, now with an annual budget of more than $1.76 billion, and the growing size and complexity of Emory Healthcare. Emory Healthcare's annual budget has risen to more than $1.1 billion.

The changes are part of an ongoing restructuring in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center that began last fall with creation of a new leadership council and standing committees. The restructuring strives to make all components of the WHSC operate more efficiently, as an integrated system, without the silos that can keep academic health sciences systems from achieving their maximum potential.

"We are fortunate that Jimmy Hatcher was willing to step into this new position," says Dr. Johns. "He is a superb professional who has been a tremendous asset to Emory Hospitals. His experience and knowledge of Emory Healthcare, and his can-do team spirit, will allow us to move to a new level of achievement in Emory Healthcare's financial operations."

"We're also fortunate," Dr. Johns adds, "to have Ronnie Jowers at the helm of our financial operations for the entire Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Ronnie is one of the most highly respected leaders within the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, known for his statesmanship and his integrity. He has been an essential part of the planning and implementation of the extensive restructuring that has taken place in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center in recent years."

"Emory Healthcare has needed this type of direct focused financial leadership to pull the system closer and take it to a higher level," says Fox. "Jimmy Hatcher is a seasoned healthcare financial executive who knows the anatomy and physiology of healthcare finance and who has an in depth understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, and other reimbursement issues."

Media Contact: Ron Sauder 01 April 2004
  ron.sauder@emory.edu    
  (404) 727-4499   Print  | Email ]
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Jimmy Hatcher Named Chief Financial Officer for Emory Healthcare
Jimmy Hatcher, chief financial officer for Emory Hospitals, has been named to the newly created position of chief financial officer for Emory Healthcare. In this new position, Mr. Hatcher reports jointly to Ronnie L. Jowers, CFO of Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and vice president for health affairs, and to John Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. His appointment was announced this week.

Emory Healthcare is the clinical services arm of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare includes The Emory Clinic, Emory Children's Center, Emory University Hospital, Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, the jointly owned Emory-Adventist Hospital, and EHCA, LLC, a limited liability company created in collaboration with HCA-The Healthcare Company.

Mr. Hatcher has been CFO for Emory Hospitals since 1995, when Emory University Hospital and Emory Crawford Long Hospital came together under that name. He served as controller of Emory Crawford Long Hospital from 1990 to 1992, then was named the hospital's CFO. Before coming to Emory, he worked as regional controller for SunHealth (1987-1990), Gateway Medical Systems (1985-1987), and as assistant controller for Shallowford Hospital, then part of Charter Medical Corporation (1983-1985).

Michael M.E. Johns, MD, executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, says creation of the new position and other changes in the financial management structure were made in response to the continuing growth of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, now with an annual budget of more than $1.76 billion, and the growing size and complexity of Emory Healthcare. Emory Healthcare's annual budget has risen to more than $1.1 billion.

The changes are part of an ongoing restructuring in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center that began last fall with creation of a new leadership council and standing committees. The restructuring strives to make all components of the WHSC operate more efficiently, as an integrated system, without the silos that can keep academic health sciences systems from achieving their maximum potential.

"We are fortunate that Jimmy Hatcher was willing to step into this new position," says Dr. Johns. "He is a superb professional who has been a tremendous asset to Emory Hospitals. His experience and knowledge of Emory Healthcare, and his can-do team spirit, will allow us to move to a new level of achievement in Emory Healthcare's financial operations."

"We're also fortunate," Dr. Johns adds, "to have Ronnie Jowers at the helm of our financial operations for the entire Woodruff Health Sciences Center. Ronnie is one of the most highly respected leaders within the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, known for his statesmanship and his integrity. He has been an essential part of the planning and implementation of the extensive restructuring that has taken place in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center in recent years."

"Emory Healthcare has needed this type of direct focused financial leadership to pull the system closer and take it to a higher level," says Fox. "Jimmy Hatcher is a seasoned healthcare financial executive who knows the anatomy and physiology of healthcare finance and who has an in depth understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, and other reimbursement issues."



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