HUMBLE, TEXAS (October 05, 2007)

Brian WaltonBrian J. Walton has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. The announcement was made by Keith Alexander, chief executive officer of the Northeast campus. Walton assumed the CFO position on September 21.

"I am pleased to announce Brian Walton's appointment," said Alexander. "He is an experienced financial executive with 10 years in the health care field. He brings a unique talent to our campus including a strong record of creating efficiency and productivity in financial management."

As the Northeast CFO, Walton is responsible for all financial operations at the Northeast campus including the Fiscal Services and Business Office departments. Before coming to the Northeast campus, Walton was chief financial officer for Arrowhead Hospital of Phoenix, AZ, of the Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, TN. Prior to working with the Arrowhead Hospital, he was regional controller of Vanguard's Phoenix division.

Walton, a certified public accountant, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration, economics and finance as well a bachelor's degree of accountancy, both from New Mexico State University.

He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Walton and his wife, Sarah, are the parents of Taylor, 12, and Devon, 6.

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