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Northridge Hospital Medical Center Appoints New Chief Financial Officer, Douglas Brown

Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Brown as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective December 9, 2019. As CFO, Doug will be responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting systems, while ensuring the hospital is operating within budget. Doug previously served as the Controller at Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center (GMHHC), and is looking forward to joining NHMC and remaining a part of Dignity Health.

Doug is a proven leader, who is strategic, collaborative, and committed to excellence. Among his numerous achievements, he played a critical role in long-term financial planning and the implementation of major cost-controlling initiatives for the hospital. Doug has been instrumental in developing strategies that significantly improved the hospital’s revenue, while working with department leaders to reach labor targets and maximize productivity.

“It is a pleasure to have Doug join our dedicated leadership team at Northridge Hospital and I am certain he will play an instrumental role in the hospital’s ability to adapt and grow to meet the needs of the Northridge community,” says Paul H. Watkins, NHMC President.

Doug holds a master’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in health care administration, from Loma Linda University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from La Sierra University.

About Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a Cardiovascular Center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a Neuroscience Center of Excellence, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  Visit for more information. 

Publish date: 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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