ECRMC Promotes Wells to Chief Finance Officers

EL CENTRO, Calif. – May 4, 2011 – ECRMC has announced the promotion of Alex Wells to Chief Finance Officer, filling the vacancy left with the retirement of Kathy Farmer. Cristina Valdes has been promoted to replace Wells as Controller.
Wells, has held the position of interim Chief Finance Officer since Farmer’s retirement in December 2010. Prior to that term he held the position of Controller, a position maintained since joining ECRMC in 2007. Previous to his position at ECRMC Wells most recently spent eight years locally as a Controller/Chief Financial Officer in the agriculture industry.
“Alex has the experience that we need in a CFO,” said David Green, CEO of ECRMC. “We knew it would be hard to find someone to fill Kathy’s shoes, and we are pleased that we had the talent and skill within our staff to do so.”
A native of Holtville, Wells is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, earning two bachelor’s degrees. He spent several years in the Los Angeles office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP as a member of the Trade & Retail Group of the Business Auditing and Consulting Services division.
“I’m excited to take on this new role,” said Wells. “ECRMC provides a critical service to the community I have called home for most of my life. I look forward to the providing the guidance necessary to maintain financial stability in the organization as we continue to provide the highest level of health care in the Imperial Valley.”
El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) is a licensed 165-bed general acute care facility located in El Centro, Calif. ECRMC is committed to providing the community with high quality healthcare as reflected in its mission statement: “To Provide Healthcare Excellence For The Imperial Valley.”
ECRMC is moving forward with the planning and development of the hospital expansion project that will replace the older portion of the hospital. In addition, the hospital is developing a new facility to meet the needs of the Imperial Valley and provide an advanced healthcare facility and service.
ECRMC has recently announced a collaboration with the Oncology and Hematology Center of Imperial Valley to create the El Centro Regional Medical Center Oncology and Hematology Center. Maintaining its commitment to medical technology advancement, the hospital has invested in the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System. The surgery system allows for safe and less intrusive procedures in various surgical fields, including urology, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology and more.
Effective August 2010, ECRMC partnered with TeamHealth, one of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing organizations, to provide high quality emergency department management and staffing, elevating the hospital’s ER department.
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