Online Staff Report
SwedishAmerican Health System has promoted Patti DeWane to vice president, finance & treasurer, effective Jan. 1, 2015. In this new role, she will be responsible for all finance functions of the health system.
DeWane was hired in 1991 as the organization’s hospital accounting manager, with responsibility for all hospital accounting functions. In 1995, she was promoted to director, corporate accounting, assuming responsibility for clinic accounting and Benchmark Insurance Company.
During the next 19 years, DeWane assumed additional responsibilities, including Materials Management, Budget/Reimbursement, SwedishAmerican Medical Center/Belvidere, Decision Support and the organization’s Tri-Rivers information technology joint venture with FHN.
Prior to joining SwedishAmerican, DeWane worked as a CPA with Arthur Andersen in Chicago. She then spent seven years as audit manager at Cooper’s and Lybrand in Rockford, working with clients from a broad spectrum of industries.
Posted Jan. 21, 2015