John Geppi, Covenant Health executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named to a national list of 150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know, published by Becker’s Hospital Review. The list appears annually in the healthcare magazine, which covers business news for hospital and health system executives.
According to Becker’s, the CFOs to Know list includes men and women who lead financial departments for large health systems and smaller community hospitals. Many play an important role in strategic planning, growth and transactions. They have been recognized by their peers and are active in civic organizations in their communities.
Geppi became executive vice president and CFO of Covenant Health in 2000. During his tenure, the health system has invested more than $1.3 billion in facilities, equipment and medical/clinical technology. Covenant Health has provided more than $3 billion in community/economic benefit over the past five years, including $730 million in uncompensated care, $13 million in community/charitable contributions, and nearly $3 billion in employees, salaries and benefits. The health system has received an “A” rating with stable outlook – the highest bond rating among East Tennessee healthcare organizations – from S&P Global and Fitch.
Geppi’s professional experience includes financial and operational management, physician practice management, strategic financial planning, managed care, and other healthcare ventures. He serves in leadership roles for several healthcare associations and is on the boards of joint venture surgery centers and local charitable organizations. He was named CFO of the Year by the Knoxville chapter of Financial Executives International and the Greater Knoxville Business Journal in 2012.