Ed Wong comes to The Innovation Institute from the St. Joseph Health (SJH) system, where he served for 23 years. He serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for The Institute, and as CFO for all companies under the umbrella of The Institute. His major responsibilities include accounting, financial planning, financing/banking relationships, mergers and acquisitions, internal controls, strategic direction on the finance aspect, and cash management.
As CFO for the St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) in Apple Valley, CA, Ed was responsible for Financial Operations, including Financial Planning, Managed Care Contracts, Admitting, Revenue Cycle, and Third Party Reimbursement. He also had oversight of key areas of Health Information Systems and Financial Planning Oversight for campus expansion.
Previous to SMMC, Ed served as Controller at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton, CA and as VP of Finance at SJH in Orange, CA. While serving SJH hospitals, Ed was instrumental in developing strong working relationships with physicians and local medical groups, creating new physician agreements and restructuring Managed Care Agreements.
In addition to his tenure with SJH, Ed served for 9 years in controlling, accounting and auditing roles at health systems, including Healthwest and Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Ed received a Master of Business Administration from Claremont Graduate University, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University (Los Angeles). He is a committee member on the CFO Advisory panel of the California Hospital Association, a fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and a Certified Auditor with the Institute of Internal Auditors. Ed is a Board Member for the Philip Hayden Foundation, working with international/local orphanages and adoption agencies.