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HaysMed names new vice president, CFO


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

Hays Medical Center named George B. Harms as its new vice president/chief financial officer. He began his duties today and will have direct responsibility for finance, materials management and health information management departments at the hospital.

Harms previously was the chief financial officer at Good Samaritan Health Systems in Kearney, Neb. He has 27 years experience in health care, including successful implementation of initiatives for improved fiscal responsibilities, productivity improvements and supply-chain management.

Harms earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., and a masters of business administration in operations management and E-Commerce from Regis University in Denver. He has been involved in both professional and community activities, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American Institute for Certified Public Accounts, Boy Scouts and local arts council.

"We are so pleased to have secured a candidate of George's caliber so quickly," said Dr. John Jeter, president and CEO of HaysMed. "He brings a broad array of financial and leadership skills that will enhance our hospital services."

Harms' family includes his wife, Jana, and three sons, Jimmy, 22, Dennis, 19, and Joseph, 17.

"I was drawn to HaysMed due to the quality of this fine hospital and its employees," he said. "I look forward to being part of the great community of Hays and contributing to the care of its citizens."