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Gary Gasbarra named VP finance at University of Chicago Medicine

September 17, 2012

Gary Gasbarra was named vice president of finance at the University of Chicago Medicine effective Aug. 22.

Gasbarra, 51, former chief accounting officer and vice president of financial integration at Presence Health, played an integral role in the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care in 2011 that created Presence Health.

While at Provena, he oversaw many system-wide initiatives, including the establishment of best practices in accounting and reporting to ensure consistency throughout the health system.

Prior to his time at Provena, Gasbarra was associate vice president of finance at Rush University Medical Center, where he helped oversee an operating budget of $800 million.

"A veteran in not-for-profit health care, Gary's presence will serve as an invaluable resource as we embark on a new era in the medical center's history," said James Watson, University of Chicago Medicine's chief financial officer.

Gasbarra is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was a James Scholar. He has a master's degree in accounting. He lives in Flossmoor with his wife. They have two adult children.

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