David Belkoski was named chief financial officer for University Health Care System in Augusta, Ga.
He succeeds Robert Taylor, 57, who came to University Health Care as an internal auditor on the Monday after his graduation from college 36 years ago, rising to the rank of CFO before retiring at the end of June.
Belkoski, 49, a certified public accountant, joined the system in 1999 as vice president of finance. Prior to that, he served as CFO for Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham, N.C. He also held positions of senior financial consultant with SunHealth Alliance in Charlotte, N.C., and director of finance with Lewiston (Pa.) Hospital. -- by Cinda Becker