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Legacy Health - Chief Financial Officer

Portland, OR

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has just begun the search for the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Legacy Health. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will serve as the organization’s financial strategist, providing short and long range plans to support the organization’s strategic and operational objectives.

Based in Portland, Legacy Health is the largest nonprofit healthcare system in Oregon, with seven hospitals, inpatient and home hospice programs and primary and specialty care clinics. Legacy provides an integrated network of healthcare services, including acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, graduate medical education, community health education, a variety of specialty services, and a joint-venture health plan, PacificSource. Financial performance has historically been strong at Legacy and total operating revenue for fiscal year 2017 was $1.97 billion. The organization averages 176 days cash on hand and is rated AA- by Standards and Poor’s and A1 by Moody’s with a stable outlook.

Legacy Health seeks an exceptional leader who can align the finance vision with the mission and vision of the organization. In addition this individual will be expected to ensure the treasury function supports the organization’s long-term financial strength and that operational performance is consistent with Lean concepts. The position serves as a key advisor to the CEO and is the primary staff support to the Finance, Investment and Audit Committees of the Board. In addition to ensuring financial performance, the CFO is expected to support Legacy’s joint venture, partnership, and acquisition activities as the system grows; this includes their joint-venture health plan, PacificSource.

The Health System is seeking a revenue oriented, innovative, collaborative CFO who is mission driven, likes the Pacific Northwest, and is willing to make a seven year commitment to Legacy Health.  Prior experience in a complex and successful multi-site healthcare delivery system as the CFO or Vice President of Finance is preferred.

For more information, nominations or expressions of interest please contact the consultants supporting the search, Elaina Genser, Jim Gauss and Andrew Trechsel, at

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