Avanti Hospitals, a four-hospital system based in El Segundo, Calif., has appointed Steven Blake as its new CFO.
Blake, 62, started at for-profit Avanti on Oct. 13. For the past year, CFO tasks have been performed by Brian Buchanan, an Alvarez & Marsal consultant.
Prior to joining Avanti, Blake was president and owner of an accounting firm, as well as CFO and executive VP of Integrated Healthcare Holdings, a Santa Ana, Calf.-based hospital company now known as KPC Healthcare. He also served as a regional VP of finance for Dallas-based Tenet healthcare, responsible for Tenet assets in Arizona, California, Nebraska, Texas and Washington.
Blake is past president of the Southern California chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a former trustee of the California Hospital Association.