MedCath Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has named Jeff Hinton as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Hinton succeeds James Harris, who left MedCath late last year to become the CFO at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, also in Charlotte. Art Parker has served as interim CFO since Harris departure.
Hinton, 44, served as senior vice president and CFO for Matria Healthcare, a Marietta, Ga.-based disease-management company, from March 2006 until the company was acquired by Inverness Medical Innovations in May 2008. Previously, Hinton was the vice president for internal controls for the new management team at rehabilitation provider HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala.
Jeff has extensive and diverse financial leadership and experience in healthcare that will prove beneficial to MedCath as we look to expand our services in existing and new markets, O. Edwin French, MedCaths president and chief executive officer, said in a news release announcing Hintons position.
MedCath Corp. provides services specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. The company owns an interest in and operates nine hospitals in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, South Dakota and Texas, and is developing its 10th hospital in Kingman, Ariz. That facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2009. -- by Jessica Zigmond