Catawba Valley Medical Center Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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CVMC Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Kimberly S. Crews, CPA, MHA

HICKORY, NCFebruary 8, 2017 – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) announced today the appointment of Kimberly S. Crews, CPA, MHA as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Crews succeeds David Boone in the CFO role and will report to CVMC President and CEO Tony Rose.

Crews has served as Vice President and CFO of High Point Regional Health in High Point, North Carolina for the past seven years. Prior to this she held positions as controller in several organizations and Director of Decision Support/Cost Accountant at High Point Regional. Crews earned an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in 1988 and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. She has been involved in the High Point community, actively serving on the Board of Directors for Family Service of the Piedmont and as a member of the Kiwanis Club.

In her role as CVMC’s CFO, she will serve on the hospital’s Executive Committee and be responsible for leading the finance organization and key supporting functions, including revenue cycle, treasury, controller, tax and internal audit.

“I am delighted to add someone with Kimberly’s deep expertise and insights to the CVMC leadership team,” said CVMC President and CEO Tony Rose. “Given Kimberly’s extensive background across major finance disciplines and her direct experience as CFO, I am confident in her ability to lead our finance organization through the challenging reimbursement systems in today’s healthcare environment, including multiple payment models, state and federal regulations, and the focus on bundled payments.”

“I am extremely pleased to join CVMC, a community hospital with such a longstanding history and tradition of serving people with a broad array of healthcare services in Western North Carolina,” said Crews.

As part of his planned succession, Boone will remain on the CVMC Leadership Council, assist with the transition of the CFO office, and will continue to lead the other key functions within his portfolio of responsibilities until his retirement later this year. Rose said, “David Boone has been an invaluable asset to the medical center, community, and me. While we are focusing on Kimberly coming on board at this time, we will have an opportunity in the future to recognize David for all his contributions.”

ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER

Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, NC, is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system serving the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. WomenCertified® has recognized CVMC with Women’s Choice Awards for America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience for six consecutive years, 2012-2016; Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013-2016; America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013-2016; America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatrics in 2016-2017; and America’s Best Hospitals in Cancer Care in 2014 & 2016. CVMC received the 2013, 2014 & 2016 Premier Inc. QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare recognizing its reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs and improvements in metrics for patient experience and evidence-based care. For more information, please visit http://www.catawbavalleymedical.org.

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