After more than two decades of steadily increasing duties in Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Business Office, Patricia Dunsinger this year assumed the top position: Chief Financial Officer. She was appointed shortly after Mike Clifford retired from the CFO position after more than 40 years at Wayne Memorial.
“Mike was a great person to work for!” said Dunsinger. “He was a wonderful mentor who allowed me to grow through the organization and continually challenged me with increasing responsibilities.
“I am honored to manage an experienced staff of professionals in the Business Office and to be responsible for much of the business activity of Wayne Memorial Hospital and Health System,” Dunsinger continued. “I am committed to keeping the health system as viably strong financially as it has been throughout most of its nearly-100-year history.”
In addition to the hospital, Wayne Memorial Health System includes Wayne Woodlands Manor, a skilled nursing facility in Waymart and Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, whose subsidiary, Wayne Health Services, owns and operates a retail pharmacy and a durable medical equipment business.
Dunsinger served as Chief Accountant for Wayne Memorial before her promotion. In addition to the Chief Accountant role, for eight years, from 2007 – 2015, she served a dual role as the contracted CFO for Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC). A federally qualified health center, WMCHC is an independent clinical affiliate of Wayne Memorial Health System. Dunsinger helped oversee the growth of WMCHC from its inception in 2007, when it counted only a handful of offices and employees. As of April of this year, WMCHC will officially operate more than a dozen primary care, women’s health, behavioral health, dental and specialty offices in four counties with 65 practitioners and close to 300 employees.
“Patty has shown herself to be a dedicated manager with a sharp eye for details,” said WMH CEO David Hoff. “Her business acumen has served us well and we look forward to working with her for years to come.”
Dunsinger is well known in the area. She grew up in Honesdale, graduated from Honesdale High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at King’s College in Wilkes Barre. Prior to coming to Wayne Memorial Dunsinger worked in public accounting where she focused on healthcare, governmental and non-profit auditing.
Dunsinger and her husband Jonathan reside in Honesdale and have two daughters. Patty’s volunteer work includes serving as Treasurer of the Wayne County Public Library and on Honesdale High School’s Occupational Advisory and Participatory Planning Committee for vocational education programs.