Summit Pacific Medical Center (SPMC) will have a new chief financial officer overseeing their financial strategies effective May 1. James Hansen, CPA, MBA will be joining the team and offering more than 20 years of healthcare specific financial experience to the hospital district.
Hansen is a seasoned health care executive with a history of progressive accounting, financial and management experience in large integrated healthcare delivery systems. Hansen earned a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Washington State University.
He most recently served as controller of Watsonville Community Hospital, a 106 bed California-based facility offering a comprehensive portfolio of medical and surgical services. Hansen previously worked at Sutter Medical Center based in Sacramento and prior to that spent 17 years working at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, WA.
“I am looking forward to being an integral member of a strong senior leadership team, providing financial direction and developing and implementing critical strategies to successfully achieve the organization’s mission and vision,” said Hansen.
The hospital district’s former CFO, Will Callicoat, resigned in November. Callicoat served as CFO from 2011-2017. The position has been open for the past six months with fiscal associate, and past CFO of the hospital district, Ron Hulscher, serving as interim. “We had around 50 applicants who applied over a period of 6 months, but we held off until we found someone with the necessary experience and a healthy dose of the “Summit Factor,” said Josh Martin, CEO.
The chief financial officer position is responsible for organizational financial analysis, medical records and compliance, all accounting, materials management, information technology and the revenue cycle.