Bothwell Regional Health Center Chief Financial Officer David W. Halsell has earned certification from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
To be awarded this distinction, applicants must be credentialed as a certified health care financial professional; be a Healthcare Financial Management Association member for at least five years; complete a bachelor’s degree or 120 semester hours from an accredited college or university; and volunteer in the Healthcare Financial Management Association or the industry.
Fewer than 1,200 Healthcare Financial Management Association members nationwide have achieved this accomplishment in the organization’s 65 year history.
Halsell has been the chief financial officer at Bothwell since November 1999 and has worked in health-care finance for more than 30 years.
“Hospital finance is incredibly complex,” said Chief Executive Officer John Dawes. “There are negotiated agreements with multiple health insurance companies, the regulations and reimbursements involved with Medicare and Medicaid, and the uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act. We’re fortunate to have someone with David’s expertise and level of professionalism guiding us in this area.”