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Morris Hospital introduces new financial officer

Mary Lou Tate is the new chief financial officer at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.
Mary Lou Tate is the new chief financial officer at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers.

Mary Lou Tate will succeed Dean Marketti as chief financial officer of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers; Marketti retired last year. Tate has 15 years of experience in health care finance leadership, most recently having served as finance director at HSHS St. Elizabeth Hospital, a 289-bed facility in Belleville.

During her tenure with St. Elizabeth, Tate managed and directed process improvement projects that positively affected the revenue cycle and supply chain, facilitated the relaunch of cost accounting software and acted as a key team member for a $300 million new hospital build-out, transition and move.

Tate holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., and a master’s degree in accounting from Boise State University. She also has experience as a senior financial analyst at Mercy Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho, CFO and interim chief executive officer at Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett, Idaho, and controller at St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Ore.

“Mary Lou is a great addition to the organization,” said Mark Steadham, president and CEO of Morris Hospital. “Along with her outstanding health care financial background, she is experienced in leading process improvement initiatives and has a refreshing, hands-on leadership style that has proven to positively affect employee, physician and patient satisfaction. She is already proving to be a great asset to the executive team as we continually position Morris Hospital for a strong future.”

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