FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2010
Emanuel Medical Center Hires New Chief Financial Officer
Turlock, CA-Emanuel Medical Center has hired Bonnie O. Liang as its vice president of finance and chief financial officer.
Liang, a certified public accountant, was most recently the chief financial officer of San Jose's O'Connor Hospital and treasurer of the O'Connor Hospital Foundation. Before that, Liang was vice president, controller and vice president, treasury services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She replaces Margaret Lera, who announced her January 30 retirement last November. Lera served as Emanuel's CFO for 7 years.
Liang comes to Emanuel with more than 27 years experience in financial management, most in health care settings. In 2008, Liang was named a "Woman of Influence" in the Silicon Valley by the Business Journal.
"I chose to come to Emanuel because its mission is in alignment with my core personal values," Liang said. "This hospital provides compassionate and high quality health care services to all patients."
Emanuel President and CEO John R. Sigsbury said Liang is a strong addition to the Emanuel leadership team.
"I first met Bonnie when she was still at Stanford," Sigsbury said. "She was part of the team that formed the relationship with Emanuel that became the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center. It was clear then she was an outstanding person and I'm very pleased to have her on the senior management team here at Emanuel."
Liang said she's looking forward to helping Emanuel continue to provide high-quality health care in Turlock.
"There have been financial challenges for hospitals due to lower reimbursement and a significant increase in uninsured and underinsured patients," she said. "I want to be part of the Emanuel leadership team to plan and implement strategies that help our hospital continue to advance and compete in the current marketplace, and enable us to continue to serve our community and patients in need of care."
Away from the office, Liang enjoys music, dancing and working out to maintain good health. She is a former board member of the Pacific Musical Society and likes to volunteer in community activities during her spare time.
Emanuel Medical Center is a not-for-profit, community-based Christian hospital. Its 415-bed multi-level medical campus includes a 221-bed acute care hospital, a 145-bed skilled nursing facility and a 49-bed assisted living facility. It provides emergency, critical care, pediatric, medical and surgical services, cardiology, cancer diagnosis and treatment services, women's health services, and hospice services.
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