Relias Healthcare Names Jennifer Wakeford, CPA Enterprise Chief Financial Officer
Relias Healthcare announced today it has named Jennifer Wakeford, CPA as Enterprise Chief Financial Officer. Wakeford will transition into her new role immediately and lead the organization’s financial and revenue cycle groups, bridging those departments and overseeing financial strategy. “We are thrilled to welcome Jenny as the new Enterprise CFO for Relias Healthcare, leading our financial and revenue cycle groups across our organization and subsidiaries,” said Luke West, MSHA, Chief Executive Officer, Relias Healthcare. “Her exceptional financial expertise and strategic vision will be instrumental in driving our company’s growth and ensuring we are meeting our mission. With Jenny’s leadership, we are poised to make even greater strides in serving our providers, our hospital partners, and our patients.”
About Jennifer Wakeford, CPA:
Most recently serving as Controller at Children’s of Alabama for eleven years, Wakeford now joins senior leadership at Relias Healthcare as Enterprise Chief Financial Officer. Wakeford attended Auburn University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Wakeford has spent her almost 30-year career in accounting and finance in Birmingham, AL.
Outside of her career responsibilities, Jenny has served in multiple capacities, including as a board member for the Alabama Chamber of Healthcare Financial Management Association and as a council member of the Auburn University School of Accountancy Advisory Council. With a strong passion for leadership and management, she is also a graduate of the Momentum Women’s Executive Leadership Program.
About Relias Healthcare:
Relias Healthcare is a multi-state healthcare solutions company with over 300 providers and over 350,000 annual visits. Relias Healthcare provides hospitals with a wide portfolio of management and staffing solutions within the acute care setting of both tertiary referral centers and rural community hospitals. Providers are our priority, hospitals are our partners, and patients are our purpose.