Phil Hacker Appointed WRHS Chief Financial Officer

Phil Hacker, Chief Financial Officer

Batesville, Ark.--Gary L. Bebow, White River Health System (WRHS) CEO, has announced the appointment of Phil Hacker, CPA, to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 

Hacker has 30 years of experience in healthcare finance in for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations from 75 to over 300 beds.  He has worked as an auditor, controller, Director and CFO.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

As CFO, Hacker will have administrative responsibility for all system financial operations including accounting, financial analysis, health information management and patient financial services.    

 “After years in southeast Texas, my career has brought me back to Arkansas,” said Hacker. “WRHS is a solid organization with a strong leadership team. WRHS is well positioned to succeed in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.  My family and I are happy to be in Batesville.”

Hacker has extensive experience healthcare finance. His career accomplishments include: improving reimbursement, increasing productivity, and implementing effective budget and expense monitoring controls. He works effectively with external agencies, physicians and employees to implement initiatives that improve efficiency and financial performance.

“We are pleased to welcome Phil to our Senior Leadership Team,” said Bebow. “He has a firm grasp on the financial challenges facing organizations our size, and has the skills to lead his team and achieve positive results.”

Hacker earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in Administration from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Rotary International. 

Hacker and his wife, Sonya, recently relocated to Batesville with their three daughters.

WRHS is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving residents throughout North Central Arkansas.  The system includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, primary care and specialty physician office practices.  WRHS is a member of the Premier Alliance, the American Hospital Association, and the Arkansas Hospital Association and licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health.