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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One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.