Riverview Health announced that Jayna Friend has been appointed as the new chief financial officer of Riverview Health. Friend is responsible for the oversight of all financial reporting, accounting, budgeting/forecasting, revenue cycle, case management and health information.
“After an extensive search and interviewing multiple candidates, we selected Jayna for this role due to her vast knowledge and experience, as well as her history with Riverview Health,” said Seth Warren, Riverview Health president and CEO. “Jayna has proven herself during her 13 years with us, and we’re delighted for her to join our executive team.”
Friend joined Riverview Health in 2008 as a staff accountant and was promoted to director of finance in 2015. Prior to her time at Riverview Health, she worked in long-term care for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ball State University and an MBA in Health Care Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Jayna and her family reside in Anderson.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.