Loma Linda University Health Senior Vice President of Finance Angela Lalas, MBA, has been recognized as one of 2016’s “150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.
Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading publication highlighting business, legal news and analysis for the hospital industry, recognized in its latest issue the top financial leaders of hospitals and health systems across the country.
“These fiscal-minded leaders help their organizations navigate the challenging changes in health care reimbursement and keep the ship afloat in a time of financial uncertainty for many,” Becker’s Hospital Review said in a statement.
“Becker's Hospital Review previously published versions of this list in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Leaders were selected for this list based on editorial research and discretion. Nominations were also considered when making selections for this list. The list featured financial leaders from the country's prominent for- and nonprofit hospitals and health systems,” the statement said.
“Having our senior vice president of finance be recognized as one of ‘150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know’ is a point of pride for our institution,” says Richard Hart, MD, DrPH, president of Loma Linda University Health.
“Angela truly exemplifies leadership, compassion and professionalism in everything she does. In these times of financial challenges and uncertainty in the health care environment, we are blessed to have her leadership,” he says.
Kerry Heinrich, JD, CEO, Loma Linda University Medical Center, and executive vice president of hospital affairs for Loma Linda University Health, says, “I want to extend my personal congratulations to Angela for having received this honor. Angela’s leadership and commitment to this organization have been exemplary, and she is an invaluable asset.”
“I am deeply honored by this recognition, because I believe this is a testament to the commitment and teamwork of everyone at Loma Linda University Health to provide fiscally responsible world-class care, education and research,” Lalas says.
In her current role as senior vice president of finance for Loma Linda University Health, Lalas oversees financial operations for the six hospitals within the system, including analysis and reporting for Loma Linda University Medical Center and its affiliates. Before taking on her current role in 2015, she was vice president of finance for the system.
Lalas earned her MBA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, and her undergraduate degree in accountancy from Adventist University of the Philippines, and she is a licensed CPA in California.
Lalas is married to Serafin T. Lalas Jr., MD, and they have two children, Anna Sophia and Serafin Alexander III. The family lives in Loma Linda.