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St. Luke’s Health Appoints Linda Kulhanek as Chief Financial Officer

HOUSTON (February 4, 2021) – St. Luke’s Health today announced the appointment of Linda Kulhanek as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Kulhanek will provide leadership, management, and financial stewardship for the overall financial performance, revenue cycle, and business intelligence functions for the Texas Division.

Kulhanek joins St. Luke’s Health from Houston Methodist Hospital where she served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer since 2012. During her tenure with Houston Methodist, Kulhanek focused on improving operating margins through the use of various technologies including the Epic Electronic Medical Record implemented in 2016.

“We are excited to welcome Linda to the St. Luke’s family. Her decades-long experience in healthcare finance and information systems makes her a fantastic addition to the team,” said Doug Lawson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, St. Luke’s Health, and Senior Vice President of Operations, Texas Division, CommonSpirit Health. “I look forward to working with Linda to optimize the financial performance of our organization.”

Prior to her role within Houston Methodist, Kulhanek served as Chief Financial Officer at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, as well as Assistant Vice President of Information System Division for Memorial Hermann. Kulhanek has held positions with several professional services firms including Ernst & Young LLP, First Consulting Group, and Perot Systems Corporation.

Kulhanek is currently a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Accounting from The University of Texas, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

About St. Luke’s Health – Texas Division
St. Luke’s Health is a fully-integrated network that provides care to the communities in Greater Houston, Southeast Texas, and the Brazos Valley through 16 acute care hospitals and over 270 access points including numerous urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and clinics conveniently located across the region. With a team of 11,000 employees and caregivers and more than 5,000 physicians, St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. A joint venture with Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke’s Health operates Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center, a leading academic health center with quaternary care and advanced specialists. St. Luke’s Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. Learn more at StLukesHealth.org.

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021