For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2012
Gary Conner named CFO for Southcoast Health System
"We are excited to have someone of Gary's experience and expertise join Southcoast," said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health System and Southcoast Hospitals Group. "Gary brings a strategic vision and experience in different health care markets that will be vital as Southcoast continues to invest in building the region's broadest integrated care network to care for the health of our communities."
Before joining Southcoast, Conner was CFO at City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, Calif., where he was responsible for all areas of corporate finance and financial operations for the organization, which includes Helford Medical Center, Beckman Research Institute, a philanthropic entity and a newly formed medical foundation. Conner previously held the position of Vice President of Financial Operations for Catholic Healthcare West in Pasadena, Calif.
Conner received a Master in Business Administration from Sonoma State University in Rhonert Park, Calif., and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He currently serves as a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and previously served as a member of the City of Hope Medical Foundation Board of Directors and the San Gabriel Valley Economics Partnership. Conner is the recipient of the Catholic Healthcare West Values in Action Award and the Columbia/HCA Chairman's Award.
Conner resides in Kingston with his wife, Nina.