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Welcoming Our New CFO, Richard Harning

Iroquois Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Richard(Rick) Harning as the new Vice President of Financial Stewardship and Chief Financial Officer. Rick Harning is a proven leader with over twenty-eight years of financial healthcare leadership experience. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Master’s of Business Administration in Accounting, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Rick Harning is knowledgeable in all aspects of financial reporting and interpretation with expert knowledge in banking, debt issuance and management, and budgeting and forecasting. He also has special expertise in physician contracting and cost control initiative development. Rick Harning is highly skilled and has helped multiple hospitals financially thrive. 

“I am one of ten kids and I grew up in Detroit, Michigan. I have a beautiful wife of thirty one years and I have four beautiful children; two sons and two daughters.  All will graduate from Western Michigan University.  I own a house in Portage, Michigan on the west side of the state three hours away from Iroquois Memorial Hospital and I am looking to buy a property locally.  I am starting on my second full week here at the hospital and I think this great institution is amazing.  The staff I meet on a daily basis are incredibly impressive.  I am fully aware the hospital is under great pressure caused by the global pandemic.  I will use all my skills to develop safeguards for the hospital financially.  Generating cash from operations will be our focus.  I will be developing working teams to highlight process improvement initiatives and areas to improve our revenue cycle efficiency.  I can see great things in store for this phenomenal organization and I feel blessed to be a part of it.”

If you would like to get in touch with Rick Harning, you can call his extension, 815-432-7929 or email him at


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