Central Vermont Medical Center Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Release Date: 
February 2, 2021

Kimberly PatnaudeBerlin, Vt. – February 3, 2021 – Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) today announced the hire of a new Chief Financial Officer, Kimberly Patnaude following an extensive year-long national search.

Patnaude, a 30-year veteran of health care financial administration, will return to Vermont from her current post as Chief Financial Officer/Regional Vice President – Finance at CHRISTUS HEALTH Ochsner Southwest Louisiana – part of a $5B health care network with U.S. affiliates in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as Central and South American countries.

“We’re thrilled to have Kim join our team,” said CVMC President and COO, Anna Tempesta Noonan. “Kim brings a wealth of experience in her field, and deep insight into financial operations that will support our ability to continue to deliver high quality, affordable care to our patients and residents.”

While serving as CFO at CHRISTUS HEALTH St. Patrick Hospital, Patnaude oversaw case management, revenue cycle/patient access, and health information management teams. During her tenure, the hospital’s finances improved from a loss of $5m to a gain of $8m over a five-year period. 

Prior to working in the CHRISTUS HEALTH system, Kim was the Assistant Financial Officer/Controller at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, Vermont.

“I’m excited to return to Vermont and join such a dynamic team,” said Patnaude. “Whether supporting population health or workforce development, CVMC consistently innovates at a level that is remarkable for an institution of its size. I’m looking forward to supporting that work, our patients, residents and the Central Vermont community.”