William R. Hritz, M.S.

This year, 2014, marks the fortieth year that William (Bill) Hritz has worked in healthcare financial management. Over those four decades, Bill has worked with hospitals, physician practices, consulting firms and technology companies. His experience ranges from primary care physician practice to a multi-hospital academic medical center. Bill was a pioneer in the application of cost accounting and decision support in the healthcare setting.

Areas of Expertise

Beginning his career as a management engineer introduced Mr. Hritz to every aspect of hospital operations. He has designed and implemented systems to improve staffing, scheduling, communications and workflow. Bill has analyzed and applied productivity improvement techniques to every hospital department, and has led reduction-in-force projects and the integration of facilities post merger.

Bill used his engineering training in a variety of disciplines, including in the management of the systems design team at a large university hospital. In addition to managing financial operations, he has also served as Compliance Officer and as Safety Officer. He has implemented and managed cost accounting systems and integrated financial planning/budgeting systems; managed major facilities renovation projects, converting an inpatient tower to ancillary services; and provided the technical support to hospital financial rating, tax-exempt bond issue. In addition, Bill has merger & acquisition experience representing hospitals as well as physician practices.

Through this extensive industry experience, he has developed significant expertise in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Planning and Budgeting
  • Decision Support
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Debt Issuance and Financing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Merger & Acquisition
  • Certificate of Need (CON) preparation
  • Physician Practice Development

William R. Hritz, M.S.

Professional History

  • Chief Financial Officer, Radiation Oncology Services
  • Director of Finance, Independent Physician Strategies
  • Director of Financial Planning & Decision Support, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Director of Network Development, DeKalb Medical Center
  • Director of Financial Analysis, QuadraMed Corporation
  • Director of Finance, St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta

Education

  • B.S.IE, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S.IE, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Associations

  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
  • The Southern Association of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (SATRO)

Other

  • Member, Board of Managers, Henry Radiation Oncology Center
  • Member, Board of Directors, ProShow