Murphy named Chief Financial Officer of Bolivar Medical Center

September 19, 2019

Bolivar Medical Center (BMC) announced that Donald J. Murphy has been named Chief Financial Officer of BMC, effective immediately. Murphy has served as the interim CFO at BMC since May 2019. He joined BMC from VACO Consulting in Nashville, Tenn., where he served as an Interim CFO and Healthcare Consultant.

“We are so excited to have Don step into this important leadership role,” said Rob Marshall, chief executive officer (CEO) of BMC.  “He is an exemplary leader with a tremendous amount of financial experience and expertise. His commitment to patient care, physicians, employees and the community is evident in all that he does, and I know that he will help us further advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

Prior to his role at VACO, Murphy spent 21 years with HCA The Healthcare Company in Nashville, serving in multiple roles including Division Controller, Chief Financial Officer, Ethics & Compliance Officer and Director of Accounting.

 “Don is a great fit for our hospital,” said Mark Williams, chair of BMC’s board of trustees. “We have been so impressed with his experience and knowledge, as well as his genuine care for people. We are really looking forward to working with him to lead the hospital forward.”

As Division Controller with HCA, Murphy assisted the Division CFO in monitoring and evaluating financial reporting and performance for 15 acute-care hospitals in North Florida. As CFO of Gulf Coast Medical Center, a 176-bed HCA facility, Murphy assisted the CEO in the development of hospital operations as well as analyses of service demands and resource availability.

 “Bolivar Medical Center is such an important part of this community,” said Murphy, “and I am really excited to take on this new role and join this incredible team of individuals. I look forward to building on the strong foundation that already exists and helping the leadership team look for even more ways to improve the overall health and well-being of this community.”

Murphy holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Davenport University.

A part of LifePoint Hospitals®, Bolivar Medical Center is a 164 bed acute-care general hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, which offers a full complement of medical and surgical services. BMC’s Emergency Department is a level 4 trauma center, and wait times are available on the website. The hospital also offers a wide range of outpatient services and in addition, includes a 35-bed nursing home, 12 swing beds and 12 geropsychology beds.