Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome new Chief Financial Officer, Erika Skula, MBA, to their administrative team. As Controller at Memorial for the past seven years, Skula has showed great capability and knowledge in managing the hospital’s financial affairs with both integrity and excellence. Skula’s prior experience includes teaching college and upper division high school Business Education classes and working as a Senior Accountant, Property Manager and Revolving Fund Manager at the national headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada.
As CFO, Skula will have more opportunities to make decisions that affect the hospital from a global perspective and give input on hospital operations. She will lead the way in researching and pinpointing the needs of the community and, as part of the administrative team, will then be able to implement plans to respond to those needs. With her new goals to increase growth opportunities for physician practices and meet community needs in an improved way, Skula looks forward to the challenge ahead.
“I understand it is no small task to become CFO of Memorial Hospital, but I look forward to achieving the goals and plans we have before us,” said Skula, “I truly appreciate the support I have already received from managers and hospital staff—without their support we cannot be successful. Success comes when we work together as a team.”
Skula will officially join the hospital’s administrative team on September 12, 2008. She will replace current CFO, Gary Carlson, who has accepted a position at Park Ridge Hospital in North Carolina as the Director of Revenue Management for the Appalachian Region.
“It is always difficult to lose a CFO and Gary Carlson will be greatly missed,” said Dennis Meyers, CEO of Memorial Hospital, “However, knowing we have someone like Skula who has proven to be competent and skilled in financial matters and who we trust will do an excellent job, provides us with confidence for the future. We are proud to welcome her to our administrative team.”