New divisional CFO to take over at Vanderbilt University Hospital in October

Chris Wilde is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Atrium Navicent Health.

Vanderbilt University Hospital, a Nashville-based medical provider with total revenue of more than $4 billion, has named Chris Wilde, executive vice president and corporate financial officer for Atrium Navicent Health, as new divisional finance director. Wilde will take office on October 31, 2022.

Wilde will be responsible for overall financial performance and all aspects of the day-to-day financial management of VUH and adult outpatient operations to enable VUMC’s flagship hospital and adult clinics to meet operational, financial and strategic.

“The aggressive growth of our healthcare system has created the need for a high level of financial leadership and expertise for VUH and adult clinics,” said Cecelia Moore, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of VUMC in a press release. announcing Wilde’s appointment. “Chris was chosen for this important expanded role because of his experience and background in various leadership roles in previous organizations.”

Wilde’s responsibilities will include advising other members of VUH’s management team regarding the operational financial management and strategic financial development of the organization. Wilde will oversee and support Adult Outpatient Finance staff and coordinate between VUH and Outpatient Operations. VUH includes a Level 1 trauma center, a regional burn center, and the only transplant center in Tennessee. VUH is the adult quaternary teaching hospital of VUMC which is licensed for 726 acute and specialty care beds and 79 observation and extended recovery beds.

“It is a blessing to have the opportunity to work with such a prestigious organization,” Wilde said in the statement. “I look forward to working with Cecelia, VUH and adult clinic leaders, and the finance team as we grow to meet the health care needs in Tennessee. This is a very exciting time to to be in Nashville.”

Amanda Schiavo is Finance Editor for HealthLeaders.

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