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Phil Wheeler Named CFO at Atrium Health Floyd
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Phil Wheeler Named CFO at Atrium Health Floyd


Clarice Cable Named Assistant VP of Finance

ROME, GA., May 27, 2022 Phil Wheeler has been named chief financial officer at Atrium Health Floyd. He will assume his new position May 31, Kurt Stuenkel, executive vice president of Atrium Health and president and CEO of Atrium Health Floyd, announced Thursday.

Wheeler has served as CFO at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center since 2019. He started his career as an industrial engineer after graduating from the University of Cincinnati. Wheeler earned a master's degree in Business Administration with a focus on finance and strategy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Wheeler joined Deloitte's health care consulting practice before working for several hospitals. His previous experience includes Kaiser Permanente in Maryland, Mercy Health in Ohio, University Hospital in Ohio and Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Pennsylvania.

“We are delighted that Phil is joining our team and look forward to the knowledge and experience he will bring to us," said Stuenkel.  

Wheeler will report to Stuenkel and Anthony DeFurio, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Atrium Health.

Wheeler and his wife Debbie have been married for 33 years and have four children and two grandchildren.

Also, Clarice Cable has been promoted to assistant vice president of finance at Atrium Health Floyd. She has served as Interim CFO at Atrium Health Floyd for the last two years as the health system navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic and the strategic combination with Charlotte based Atrium Health.

Cable joined Floyd Medical Center in 2007 as director of accounting. In 2013, she was named controller of Floyd Healthcare Management Inc., which includes Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center, Cherokee Medical Center and other associated facilities.

“We want to recognize Clarice for the great job she has done," said Stuenkel. “She will give support to Phil as he transitions into his new role and will continue her excellent work."

​About Atrium Health Floyd
Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,400 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Floyd Behavioral Health Center, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.


About Atrium Health
Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 40 hospitals and more than 1,400 care locations. It provides care under the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist name in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, region, as well as Atrium Health Navicent and Atrium Health Floyd in Georgia and Alabama. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is the academic core of the enterprise, including Wake Forest Innovations, which is advancing new medical technologies and biomedical discoveries. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association's Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing more than $2 billion per year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits.