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Via Christi Health

Lisa Carruthers appointed chief revenue officer for Via Christi Health
WICHITA, Kan. (July 20, 2011) – Lisa Carruthers has been named chief revenue officer for Via Christi Health. She comes to Wichita from HealthServicesNW in Renton, Wash., where she served as chief operating officer, handling revenue cycle management for 18 acute-care facilities in Washington, Montana, and Alaska.

Carruthers previously worked for Tenet Healthcare in Santa Ana, Calif., Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville and Tucson, and Carondelet Health Network in Tucson. At Tenet, she managed early out (self-pay) operations for more than 120 facilities nationwide. At Carondelet, she played a key role in the consolidation of four separate one business offices into a single central business office and designed and built revenue cycle system processes, training programs and dashboards. Lisa will begin her duties at Via Christi Health on August 22.

Via Christi Health, a Catholic-sponsored ministry affiliated with Marian Health System and Ascension Health, is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas. Via Christi employs more than 10,000 in its hospitals, senior villages, physician offices and health services. In fiscal year 2010, it provided more than $82.8 million in community benefit to those it serves, including the poor. Visit