Experienced financial executive Thomas Robert has joined St. Peter’s Health Partners (SPHP) as chief financial officer. His appointment is effective February 6.
Robert joins SPHP from Sisters of Providence Health System in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he served since 2010 as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. In 2016, he also served as chief operating officer for Mercy Medical Center in Springfield.
In his role at Sisters of Providence Health System, Robert was responsible for the overall financial well-being of the organization, which includes a 355-bed hospital, a physician network made up of 250 employed and contracted providers, and a continuing care network featuring home health care, hospice, and multiple skilled nursing facilities.
“Tom is a strong leader with 30 years of experience in health care finance and a proven track record of success,” said James K. Reed, M.D., president and chief executive officer of SPHP. “We welcome him to St. Peter’s Health Partners, and look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and guidance as we continue to navigate this time of great change in how health care is delivered in our nation.”
Robert joined Sisters of Providence Health System in 1992, and served as director of corporate accounting and then controller before being promoted to chief financial officer in 2010.
At SPHP, Robert succeeds Thomas Schuhle, who retired from his role of chief financial officer on January 6.
Robert received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western New England College in Springfield, where he is also currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
Robert is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has served as a member of Western New England University’s finance committee, and a board member and finance committee member of Genesis Spiritual Center.