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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 19, 2003

UI Hospitals And Clinics Announces New CFO

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Director and CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky announced today that Anthony DeFurio has accepted the position of associate director and chief financial officer (CFO). Defurio will assume his new duties on Oct. 21.

DeFurio accepted the post following a national search. He has extensive experience in health care financial management and has served as assistant vice president of finance for Cedars Medical Center in Miami, Fla., and president of Health Foundation of South Florida. DeFurio also served as chief financial officer for Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Fla.; the Medical Centers of Aurora in Aurora, Colo.; and Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver, Colo. He currently is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals in Columbia, S.C.

"Mr. DeFurio has a proven track record in many institutions and has demonstrated skill in revenue enhancement, managed care, financial systems, hospital turnarounds, revenue cycle management and mergers and acquisitions," Katen-Bahensky said. "He will bring with him a great deal of experience and skill, and he will fit right in with an administrative team that is already very strong."

DeFurio earned a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., and holds master's degrees in both business administration and health administration from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa.

DeFurio is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Community Partnership for Homeless; South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee Foundation; and Florida Home Health.

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