TAHLEQUAH, OK 2019: Northeastern Health System is pleased to announce and welcome Rick D. Wagner, CPA as the newly instated Chief Financial Officer, in charge of overseeing organizational finance and bringing over 25 years of accounting and auditing experience in finding solutions for the multifaceted needs of the healthcare industry.
Wagner has maintained a long-standing career working with healthcare institutions as Partner-In-Charge of Medical Professionals and CPA at Eide Bailly, a Top 25 CPA firm in the nation. Within his time at Eide Bailly, Wagner was the lead consult for board members of Northeastern Health System, facilitating the formulation of a strategic plan that resulted in the establishment of several partnerships and specialty clinics. This collaboration has proved to be largely responsible for the financial evolution NHS has experienced over the last two decades.
“The healthcare finance and regulatory environment is becoming more complex every day,” said Brian Woodliff, CEO of Northeastern Health System. “Rick Wagner’s credibility and competencies will provide NHS with the confidence to excel facing these challenges.”
The 20-year working relationship established between Wagner and Northeastern Health System serves as a strong foundation of accomplishment which will continue to drive NHS forward as a pioneer of rural healthcare. Wagner says his history with NHS and the gratification of seeing their vision come to fruition played no small part in his decision to step into the role of CFO.
“I love the people at this hospital and in this community,” said Wagoner. “NHS is the most advanced rural hospital I’ve come in contact with, and I’m excited to be here to help make it better and better.”
“Mr. Wagner is known as an expert in the healthcare Finance throughout the state and the region,” said Woodliff. “We’re honored he would join our team and help us on our journey to provide Northeast Oklahoma their healthcare provider choice.”
Since the early 2000s, Northeastern Health System has experienced growth in nearly every aspect, seeing the implementation of improved healthcare services as well as the formation of several centers of excellence. Specialty service lines including cardiovascular and cardiology, radiation and medical oncology, nephrology and dialysis as well as neurology and stroke have not only added enormous value to Northeastern Health System as a regional medical facility, but also greatly increased patient accessibility to quality healthcare.
Northeastern Health System takes pride in being the regional healthcare provider of choice.