January 31, 2018
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, announces Ronald Farr as its new chief financial officer (CFO). He assumes the new role on Feb. 1, 2018.
Farr comes to West Hills Hospital from the HCA Far West Division office, where he served as the division controller since 2007 and oversaw the financial reports for the division’s eight hospitals and numerous support facilities. He brings more than 25 years of health care finance experience to the West Hills Hospital team.
In his new role, Farr will direct all financial expenses, in accordance with hospital policies and guidelines. He will also be responsible for managing the allocation of resources, financial departments and preparation of the annual budget.
“Ron has been an essential part of our finance leadership team for the past 10 years,” said Steve Killian, chief financial officer of the HCA Far West Division. “We are thrilled about this new opportunity for him at West Hills and about keeping him in the Far West family as he continues to excel in his career. He will be a great addition to the team.”
Farr has been a part of HCA for almost 20 years, starting as an assistant controller at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. Prior to HCA, Farr served three years as a medical service corps officer in the United States Air Force with responsibility for the financial and systems portions of the medical group.
“I am pleased to announce Ronald as our new CFO,” said Douglas Long, chief executive officer of West Hills Hospital. “He brings exceptional financial expertise to our management team, as well as valuable experience from our division office and other HCA facilities he has served.”
Farr received his Master of Public Health in health policy and management from the University of South Florida, where he also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
For more information about West Hills Hospital and its staff, please visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.
About West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility, has served the West San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years. With 450 expert physicians and a staff of more than 900 that brings outstanding service to every bedside, the hospital offers a full complement of advanced technology, compassion and responsive care for the improvement of human life. West Hills Hospital was the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Los Angeles County and also provides specialized care in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Outpatient Services, Cardiac Catheterization Labs and The Grossman Burn Center. For more information on quality care, close to home, visit http://www.westhillshospital.com.