EMHS Announces John Doyle as VP of Finance and System Controller


EMHS is pleased to announce that John J. Doyle has accepted the position of vice president of finance and system controller. John replaces Jeffrey Sanford, who transitioned to EMHS Beacon Health as chief financial officer earlier this year. John will join the EMHS family on December 1, 2014.

John is a certified public accountant, has a master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare provider, payer, and consulting environments and has extensive expertise in strategic planning, revenue cycle management, and operations.

The position of system controller is becoming increasingly important. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, triggered significant regulatory overhaul of American healthcare. And, with that came enormous changes to the coding systems used for billing, increased demand for electronic health records, and other reforms aimed at reducing costs, improving outcomes, and redesigning care delivery models. Forward looking health systems are ensuring strong financial structures are in place to manage this change, as well as anticipate and prepare for additional changes.

John will be responsible for creating an efficient and reliable environment for processing and reporting financial information, translating financial data into business information, safe-guarding internal controls, and overseeing teams that process invoices and pays bills. He will also work with the Finance Committee of the EMHS Board of Directors to provide the financial information they need to carry out their oversight role. 

John said he was drawn to EMHS because of the complexity of both the job and the system, opportunity for close alignment with governance, and to be at the front end of planning and strategy. He comes to EMHS from Main Line Health System in Bryn Mawr, PA where he served as chief financial officer and vice president of financial operations. John and his wife, Patti, will relocate to the Bangor area. They are the parents of three children who are in high school and college.

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