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News :: Julia Meadows to Retire from Virginia Gay Hospital
· 11:02am August 28th, 2014
It’s uncommon these days for someone to work within a business or institution for more than a few years, and even more remarkable for a person rise within the ranks to one of the top positions. After 30 years Julia Meadows, Chief Financial Officer of Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics, is retiring.
Initially hired in 1983 as a Posting Machine Operator, she was quickly promoted to Data Entry Clerk a year later, and during her 30 year career she has held the following positions: Data Process Manager, Patient Accounting Coordinator, and in 1992 began her position as the Chief Financial Officer.
Julia Meadows “will be remembered for a lot of things but primarily, during her tenure the hospital had a positive margin on operations for 20 years,” said Michael Riege, Virginia Gay Hospital CEO. During the past two decades Julia accomplished many important projects: She oversaw and provided the financing of 3 major hospital construction projects. She also oversaw and provided the financing for the expansion, construction and renovation of four medical clinics; and financial oversight for the Cedar View project. She was instrumental in the management of the VGH Farm Program (i.e., fiduciary oversight of 1,200 acres of rented farmland), and managed the growth of the Virginia Gay Trust.
“Although she would never take credit for the operational success of the hospital, much of our success was due to her superlative financial management of an extremely complex organization. This of course was due to her professionalism, attention to detail and dedication to the hospital. Most CEO’s continually have to worry about the financial management of the hospital, but thanks to her that’s one worry I have not had,” said Mike Riege. “But more than the job she has done I will miss her friendship. We all wish her and her husband Jerry the best in a well-deserved retirement.”
Please join the entire Virginia Gay Hospital and Clinics family in wishing congratulations to Julia Meadows in her retirement.
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