Becker’s Hospital Review named executive vice president and chief financial officer Kathy Lancaster to the 2016 edition of its list of top “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know.” Becker’s has published this annual list since its inception in 2011. This honor is bestowed upon fiscal-minded leaders working in for-profit and not-for profit hospitals and health systems who skillfully navigate through the ever-challenging changes in health care to guide their respective organizations forward through financial uncertainty.
“This is truly an honor,” says Lancaster. “It affirms my resolve and Kaiser Permanente’s focus of being fiscally sound in order to provide high-quality health care that is affordable.”
Lancaster joined Kaiser Permanente in 1998. She was promoted to chief financial officer in 2005 and has accountability for the Controller’s Office, Treasury, Procurement, Revenue Cycle, Capital Planning and Enterprise Shared Services including National Facilities Services and Pharmacy Operations. She also provides financial leadership for all of Kaiser Permanente’s regions and national business units.
Lancaster is dedicated to Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care and to improve the health of members and communities. As chief financial officer in the ever-changing health care environment, Lancaster leads by truly keeping the member at the center of her work.