SoutheastHEALTH Welcomes John L. Skeans as New Chief Financial Officer

July 24, 2014


SoutheastHEALTH today announced John L. Skeans will join the system as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 28. Skeans has an extensive track record with three decades of high performance and proven financial leadership in improving organizational efficiencies and delivering timely results in various and highly-respected hospitals and health systems. He specializes in building collaborative relationships with physicians, board members and other key constituents and has demonstrated success in direct reporting relationships of stand-along organizations, as well as matrix environments common with large systems.

“John’s financial leadership will greatly benefit SoutheastHEALTH, as we welcome an experienced and committed business and financial expert who’s also an effective communicator,” said Wayne Smith, Chief Executive Officer at SoutheastHEALTH. “I’m confident in John and look forward to working closely with him and others on the leadership team to improve our operating proficiency.”

Prior to joining SoutheastHEALTH, Skeans served as interim CFO at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center in Chesapeake, Va., and executive vice president and CFO at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. He’s spent his career in financial and business leadership roles with various for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and systems, as well as several health care management and consulting organizations.

“I am eager to join SoutheastHEALTH and begin working with a dedicated group of people whose main goal is providing the best care for patients in the community,” said Skeans. “I look forward to working with Wayne and the team to continue to have SoutheastHEALTH be the premier health care organization in our region.”

John and his wife Tamera have two children and will live in the Cape Girardeau area.

About SoutheastHEALTH

At SoutheastHEALTH, the region's premier health care system in Southeast Missouri, our patients receive excellent care of the highest clinical quality, close to home.

Within our network are more than 50 care locations in 14 communities, including hospitals, primary and specialty care clinics representing over 30 clinical specialties and extending care for patients in a four state area.