August 16, 2013

Providence Hospitals names Pamela Gallagher new CFO

Providence Hospitals announced that Pamela Gallagher has assumed the role of senior vice president & chief financial officer (CFO) for the hospital, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. Gallagher has served as interim CFO since May 2013.

Prior to joining Providence, Gallagher was a member of the team at Pittsburgh’s West Penn Allegheny Health System, where she served as vice President of Finance for the last four years. She has served in financial leadership roles in several New Jersey health systems and brings nearly two decades of finance and accounting experience in health provider settings.

“I am pleased to serve as CFO at Providence Hospitals because the organization has such a strong record of quality care for patients,” Gallagher said. “After several months on the ground, I know this is a pivotal time for the hospital and I look forward to ensuring a sound financial foundation as the hospital continues to provide quality outcomes while adapting to industry changes.”

“Pam's expertise in financial services, financial systems and hospital operations are an asset as we continue to streamline our services while maintaining the best care for our patients,” said George Zara, president and CEO of Providence Hospitals. “She is a dynamic leader and we are confident her guidance will be integral to our ongoing success.”

Gallagher replaces David Stewart, who assumed the senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) role at Mercy Medical Center, also a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, late last year. As Providence celebrated 75 years in Columbia in June, it publicly renewed its dedication as a Catholic, faith-based ministry to its primary mission—extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to God’s people.

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