Saint Francis Healthcare Names Ryan Nelson as Chief Financial Officer

Jul 19, 2022

Memphis, TENN. – Saint Francis Healthcare recently named Ryan Nelson as Market Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will guide financial operations for Saint Francis-Memphis and Saint Francis-Bartlett.

Nelson most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Woodland Heights Medical Center, a part of Community Health Systems, in Lufkin, Texas. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles at Baptist Memorial Health Care including Controller/Director of Finance and Accounting, Senior Finance Manager and Assistant Controller.

“With his extensive experience in health care finance, Ryan is an ideal choice for this role,” said Chris Cosby, Market Chief Executive Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. “His expertise in financial planning and forecasting will help the organization reach its strategic goals and optimize patient care.”

Nelson earned a Bachelor’s in Finance from The University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois and is pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

He is a graduate of Leadership Memphis, the Baptist Executive Leadership Institute through Baptist Memorial Health Care and a member of the Health Care Financial Management Association.

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