Leslie Flake, Senior VP of Finance, Spectrum Health

Leslie Flake recently joined Spectrum Healthcare as SVP Finance Spectrum Health Hospital Group overseeing 12 hospitals, multiple joint ventures, and a variety of ambulatory sites throughout the Western Michigan region. Prior to SpectrumLeslie served as Piedmont Healthcare’s Physician EnterpriseChief Financial Officer consisting of over 2,500 Providers in their employed medical group and clinically integrated network.

Leslie has more than 17 years of experience in financial and operational leadership, primarily with healthcare organizations. She first worked for Banner Health in 2001 as a financial analyst for Home Care and Hospice and left the organization in 2004 to work in commercial real estate.She returned to the health care industry in 2008 working in Finance for Vanguard Health at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

In 2011 Leslie became CFO forSimon Medical Imaging, a national diagnostic imaging service provider majority owned by Dignity Health with more than 65locations across nine companies.During her tenure at Simon Med, she developed the long term strategic plan and capital budget as well as managed three multi-million dollar acquisitions.Leslie returned to Banner in 2012 as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer forBanner Gateway Medical Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center and then in 2015 moved to VP and Regional CFO for Banner’s 1,600 ProviderMedical Group.

Within the medical group, Leslie provided strategic development for year-over-year growth that helped support employed and independent providers. She was integral to Banner’s strong financial footing including contributing to several provider and staff productivity and compensation models as well as enhancing revenue cycle performance and expense management. Leslie has broad experience with partnering with managed care teams and implementing value-based contracts with a variety of insurers.

Leslie has been involved in the Arizona chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association since 2014 and currently serves as thePresident Elect on the AZ HFMA Board. Leslie holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Brigham Young University’s (BYU) Marriott School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from BYU.