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.
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Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.