Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Hires New Chief Financial Officer
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital April 29, 2008
LAKE FOREST, IL – Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Foundation today announced that Matthew (Matt) J. Flynn has been selected as the new Chief Financial Officer of the hospital. Flynn, a veteran of hospital finance and administration, will assume his new role on April 28, 2008. Prior to his appointment Flynn served as the Chief Financial Officer for Saint Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine. He brings more than 20 years of executive health care experience in research, acute care hospitals, home care, physician practice management and the health insurance industry.
“Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital staff is proud to welcome Matt Flynn to the leadership team,” said Thomas J. McAfee, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is always working to better serve the needs of the communities in which we serve. We are confident that Matt, as CFO, will help the hospital to realize our plans for growth in new service opportunities.” In his new role, Flynn will oversee finance, information technology and managed care for Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Flynn’s professional career reflects a breadth of direct experience in raising capital for new ventures and expansions, strategic financial and capital planning, business development, as well as financial and business office process re-engineering. Before joining Saint Joseph Healthcare, Flynn was the CFO of Franklin Memorial Hospital in Maine until 2004. Flynn served on the teaching faculty of Husson College Graduate School of Business in Bangor, where he taught courses in health care finance, management and economics. His educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and a Master in Business Administration from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Flynn replaces former CFO Sean Barden, who left to assume the position of Executive Vice President and CFO for MediCorp Health System in northern Virginia in January, 2008. Lake Forest Hospital is committed to providing the communities we serve the highest quality health care through exceptional access to state-of-the-art clinical services with compassionate and personal care. The hospital was named the #1 Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for 2007/2008 by National Research Corporation. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has earned this honor three years in a row for having the best doctors, best nurses, best image and reputation, and best overall quality.