Saint Francis Healthcare Names Kenneth Townsend Jr. as Market Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Aug 18, 2023

Memphis, TENN., Aug. 18, 2023― Saint Francis Healthcare recently named Kenneth Townsend Jr. as Market Assistant Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will work closely with the Market Chief Financial Officer in guiding financial operations for Saint Francis-Memphis and Saint Francis-Bartlett.

Townsend most recently served as Director of Finance at Decatur Morgan Hospital, a part of Huntsville Hospital Health System, in Decatur, Alabama. Prior to that, he held the role of Assistant Chief Financial Officer at Crestwood Medical Center, a part of Community Health Systems, in Huntsville, Alabama. In addition to those roles, he held multiple positions with Baptist Memorial Health Care.

“Kenneth is highly skilled and brings a wealth of experience in health care finance to Saint Francis Healthcare,” said Ryan Nelson, Market Chief Financial Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare.

Townsend earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from Union University in Germantown, Tennessee. He returns home to the Memphis market with his wife Kimberly, and two children, Kayden and Kenneth III.

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