Carl Flanagan has joined the La Paz Regional Hospital team as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The position directs La Paz Regional’s financial planning and accounting practices and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Flanagan will oversee the patient accounting and billing, budgeting and the hospital external financial reporting.
“La Paz has enormous growth potential. We looked for a seasoned financial officer to assist us as we move forward. Carl had the experience we sought,” said Norm Simpson, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Most recently, Flanagan comes to Parker from John Day, Oregon where he was CFO of Blue Mountain Hospital District, a Critical Access Hospital with many similarities to La Paz. He has fifteen years experience as Chief Financial Officer with hospitals in Texas, Utah, Ohio and Arizona. He has been managing and overseeing all financial activities and operations areas of small and/or Critical Access Hospitals.
According to a press release by La Paz Regional, Flanagan’s accounting experience covers over thirty years in various healthcare settings and five additional years in banking and other settings. The financial reporting experience has led to rate negotiations, cost reporting, financial modeling, team building, revenue cycle improvement, contracting with managed care and third party payers.
La Paz Regional Hospital is a not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital servicing La Paz County and surrounding areas. LPRH has a network of inpatient and outpatient services, clinics, imaging centers and affiliations as a regional provider of health and wellness services.