Since joining St. John Providence Health System in 1986 at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Pat has played a pivotal role in transforming a one-hospital system with a narrow geographic presence, into a seven-hospital, diversified health enterprise spanning five counties in southeast Michigan.
Today, Pat is the chief financial officer (CFO) for St. John Providence Health System– a position he has held since 2004. In this role, Pat is responsible for financial leadership of our $2.0 billion health system, which is the largest single component of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S.
As the CFO, Pat’s accomplishments include:
- Providing leadership for an innovative revenue cycle partnership in Michigan, which is a pilot for Ascension Health nationally. (Ascension is the nation’s largest non-profit health system, and the nation’s largest faith based health system).
- Helping lead the Ascension Health Michigan Ministries to negotiate as a unified group with Blue Cross of Michigan on a new three-year agreement.
- Redesigning the finance function to centralize key functions of reimbursement and accounting to improve standardization and compliance
Pat received his bachelor’s and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan, where he graduated from both programs with “high distinction.” Active in the community and in furthering his profession, Pat is a Board Member/Treasurer of the Warren Conner Development Coalition (a non-profit community development organization), a former Board Member/Treasurer of the AIDS Consortium of Southeast Michigan, an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been a Certified Public Accountant in Michigan since 1984. Pat and his wife have two children.