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Published on July 14, 2014

New Chief Financial Officer Named at UHS

David MacDougallDavid MacDougall has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of the UHS healthcare system in Binghamton, N.Y. 

He succeeds Robert Gomulka, who has retired.

Mr. MacDougall comes to UHS with an extensive background in the field of health system finance and management.

"It's great to have someone of Dave's vast experience joining our organization, as he brings with him a profound understanding of the way not-for-profit health systems function and a deep commitment to enhancing the patient experience through sound financial planning," said Matthew J. Salanger, president and chief executive officer of UHS.  "He is a welcome addition to our senior leadership team."

Since 1998, Mr. MacDougall has held positions with Mid-Florida Medical Services and Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, Fla., serving for the past 14 years as chief financial officer.

At Winter Haven he orchestrated a financial turnaround of the institution from a $19.2 million loss to its current status as a fiscally sound, 527-bed organization, and had a key role in managing the successful merger of the hospital into the Tampa-based BayCare Health System in 2013.

His previous posts have included chief financial officer of Florida First Health Plans, vice president for Special Projects at Winter Haven Hospital, senior manager in Orlando for PricewaterhouseCoopers and market financial officer at Aetna Life & Casualty Inc. in Orlando and Washington, D.C. 

From 2004 to 2011 he was a member of the board of the United Way of Central Florida, and has served on the boards of WeCare of Polk County and the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce.

He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., and a master's in international management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Mr. MacDougall succeeds Robert Gomulka, who is retiring from UHS after 36 years in the Fiscal Services Division, the last 24 as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr. Gomulka will continue his association with UHS as a community member of the Board of Directors of UHS Senior Living at Ideal in Endicott, N.Y.

"We are grateful for Bob's dedicated leadership and more than three decades of outstanding service to our organization," Mr. Salanger said.  "His knowledge and commitment have been instrumental in the development and success of the UHS system we know today."

UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties.  Founded in 1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York's Southern Tier.

Its members are UHS Hospitals, UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital, UHS Delaware Valley Hospital, UHS Senior Living at Ideal and UHS Home Care.  Affiliated organizations are the UHS Medical Group and the UHS Foundation.