October 18, 2019
Swedish Medical Center has named Regina Ramazani, a healthcare financial executive with more than 25 years of senior leadership experience, as its chief financial officer. Ramazani most recently served as chief financial officer at HCA Healthcare's Tulane Health System, where she provided financial oversight for the system's three hospitals and more than 33 clinics. Ramazani will join the Swedish executive team in early December.
Ramazani led successful cost reduction and growth initiatives while at Tulane, while overseeing more than $15 million in capital improvements since 2016. Prior to joining Tulane, Ramazani served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Mississippi.
"I am pleased that our search for a new chief financial officer has ended with Regina. She is a dynamic leader who is well poised to provide financial leadership for a complex regional medical center like Swedish," said Richard Hammett, Swedish Medical Center CEO. "I am looking forward to working with her as we continue to provide world-class health care for the Rocky Mountain region."
Ramazani is active in the community, serving on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's New Orleans chapter executive committee and as a past board member and campaign chair for the United Way of South Mississippi.
Ramazani holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and she earned her Fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
Ramazani is replacing Kathy Ashenfelter, who is retiring from Swedish Medical Center after leading the hospital's financial services for more than 30 years.