BALTIMORE, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheppard Pratt Health System announced today the appointment of Ray Dziesinski as vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective November 7, 2016. Dziesinski joins Sheppard Pratt Health System from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he served as chief financial officer of clinical services. Previously, Dziesinski was CFO and chief treasury officer for Children's Medical Center of Dallas.
"Dziesinski brings to Sheppard Pratt Health System more than 35 years of unparalleled financial experience, including leadership roles at nationally renowned health care organizations," said Dr. Trivedi. "With the current complexity and pace of change in health care, I am confident that Ray will be invaluable as we look to broaden our services to meet the needs of those we serve."
"It's an exciting time to be a part of Sheppard Pratt Health System," said Dziesinski. "I look forward to working alongside an innovative and forward-thinking team that is focused on providing world-class mental health care and substance abuse services to those in need during this time of significant change."
Dziesinski also served as the director of the health industries advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and has held roles on several boards including the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Texas Chapter and the Georgia Nurses Association/Foundation.
"Dziesinski will undoubtedly be an asset for Sheppard Pratt Health System," said Hon. J. Frederick Motz, longtime trustee and chairman of the board. "At a time when we're focused on providing the most compassionate care for the most people, having a CFO like Dziesinski will only help us enhance our service offerings while maintaining the satisfaction of our clients, their families, and our staff."
Dziesinski received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, graduating magna cum laude from Central Michigan University (CMU). He went on to receive his M.B.A. in Finance in 1980, also from CMU.
Former CFO Gerald Noll will remain at Sheppard Pratt Health System in his new role as treasurer for the health system. He will be responsible for overseeing investments, banking relationships, capital financing, insurance programs, and forecasting of cash flow and liquidity requirements for the organization. This will be an integral role as Sheppard Pratt Health System begins construction of a new campus in Howard County.
About Sheppard Pratt Health System
Sheppard Pratt Health System is the largest private, non-profit provider of mental health and substance use services in the U.S. We are comprised of two free-standing psychiatric hospitals, 13 special education residential and day schools, numerous outpatient and telepsychiatry sites, and several wholly-owned subsidiary programs. These not-for-profit affiliate programs include Family Services, Inc., Mosaic Community Services, Inc., and Way Station, Inc., which help provide community housing, rehabilitation, crisis beds, and case management, in addition to addiction, outpatient, and residential services throughout the state. Sheppard Pratt maintains three main arms of research, including the Stanley Research Program at Sheppard Pratt, the Department of Clinical Research Programs, and the Sheppard Pratt-Lieber Research Institute.
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