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DANVILLE, Pa. -- Kevin Brennan, CPA, FHFMA, executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) of Geisinger Health System (GHS), has been named to the Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2016 list of “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know,” which recognizes high-performing financial strategists in the hospital industry. It is the fourth time he has made the list.

In developing this list, the Becker's Hospital Review (BHR) editorial team utilized several sources, including nominations, editorial research, prior BHR lists, and speaker lists from 2016 conferences.

“These fiscal-minded leaders help their organizations navigate the challenging changes in healthcare reimbursement and keep the ship afloat in a time of financial uncertainty for many,” wrote the Becker’s Hospital Review staff in the article announcing the list.

Brennan has served as CFO of Geisinger since 1995 and is responsible for all system financial operations and also directs key operational functions. He is also the treasurer of the GHS foundation.

“While I am pleased to once again be included on this prestigious list again, it truly recognizes the outstanding work of our finance team in meeting the needs of our patients,” Brennan said. “Our continuing goal is to make the patient experience the best for every patient every time.”

Brennan holds a Master of Business Administration degree in healthcare administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, both from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1979 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Brennan is also a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) since 1992 and serves on the HFMA National Board of Directors, assuming the secretary/treasurer’s role in June 2016. Previously he served on HFMA’s Principles and Practices Board.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders and includes hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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