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Joe Felkner appointed as incoming Health First CFO

ROCKLEDGE, FL - Health First President & CEO Steven P. Johnson recently announced that Joseph 'Joe' Felkner has joined the healthcare organization's Executive Leadership Team to serve as incoming Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Felkner will take over the financial reins of Health First from Robert 'Bob' Galloway who recently retired. Galloway had successfully overseen financial management at Health First since the integrated health system was formed in Brevard County in 1995.

Felkner comes to Health First after serving as CFO of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, a $1.6 billion integrated healthcare network in Pennsylvania. He previously lived and worked in Florida as CFO and Chief Strategy Officer for Baptist Health Care in Pensacola. Joe's vast experience includes hospital and health system financial management, operations improvement, managing institutional investment portfolios, joint venture development, and working with capital markets and rating agencies on behalf of not-for-profit health systems. He earned both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master's of Health Administration degrees from The Ohio State University.