Tidelands Health CFO earns national recognition for a second consecutive year
For the second year in a row, Tidelands Health Executive Vice President and CFO Elizabeth “Beth” Ward has been named one of the “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” by the national publication Becker’s Hospital Review.
Women on the list were selected based on their management and leadership skills, as well as their career accomplishments, according to Becker’s. Honorees came from organizations of all sizes throughout the country, including Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the University of Chicago Medical Center, Boston Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital and more.
Ward, who joined Tidelands Health in March, is a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience in health care finance and a master’s degree in business administration. She is responsible for helping ensure Tidelands Health is financially strong, stable and positioned to meet the community’s health and wellness needs now and in the future.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by such a well-respected publication,” Ward said. “But the most satisfying part of my job is working with the team here at Tidelands Health in our shared mission to help people live better lives through better health.”
In 2016, Ward also earned inclusion on Becker’s list of 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know. She was named one of “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by the publication in 2015.
Ward is a graduate of Radford University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business finance and insurance, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned her MBA.
Before joining Tidelands Health, Ward served as CFO of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals and Clinics in Dallas, a role she had held since 2012.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.