Saint Mary's Welcomes New CFO John Deakyne

Saint Mary's Welcomes New CFO John Deakyne



RENO, Nev. – Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 – Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center has announced the hiring of a new chief financial officer, John Deakyne. Deakyne will join Saint Mary's executive leadership team having oversight of all financial operations for Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Saint Mary's Medical Group and Saint Mary's Fitness Center.

"We are exceptionally fortunate to have John join our organization and under his leadership, we will continue to improve our operating and financial efficiency," said Helen Lidholm, CEO of Saint Mary's. "He is a wealth of knowledge and will be an enormous asset to our executive leadership team."

Deakyne returns to Saint Mary's as chief financial officer bringing nearly 25 years of healthcare financial management experience where he successfully led all financial strategic planning and was responsible for the restructure of patient financial services functions which increased annual collections rates and reduced patient account denials. He recently served as a revenue cycle consultant for Optum360 and prior to that was CFO for Community Health Alliance. His vast years of experience include direct health care financial management and supporting strategic initiatives that were proven profit leaders. Deakyne received his Master of Business Administration from New Hampshire College. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary's offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region's only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary's is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit

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