Gillings alumnus Hargett selected as one of top health care CFOs

July 30, 2019

Fred Hargett

Fred Hargett

Fred Hargett, alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and vice chair of the School’s Public Health Foundation board, was selected July 2 by Becker’s Healthcare as a “CFO to know” – one of 106 hospital and health system chief financial officers (CFOs) considered by the organization to be outstanding.

The recognized individuals lead financial departments for large health systems as well as small community hospitals. Many play an integral role in their organizations’ strategic planning, growth and transactions. They also have been recognized by their peers and serve on the boards of directors for community organizations.

Becker’s Hospital Review accepted nominations and developed the list.

Hargett is executive vice president and CFO of Novant Health in Winston-Salem, N.C., having joined the company in 2003. He served previously as Ernst & Young’s manager of health care consulting. A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he has extensive experience in strategic planning, business development and financial forecasting.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health at the Gillings School and Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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