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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