Brian Craven, Chief Financial Officer at MRHC, was honored on Oct. 2 as a 2017 Leader in Finance, an award given annually by The Mississippi Business Journal to a select group of individuals in the field of finance that continue to perform at an exceptionally high standard, both in their organization and the community they reside.
The award recognizes individuals whose fiscal work has set the pace for their company and region throughout the year. Honorees were selected based on industry and community involvement and achievement through their energy and innovative ideas.
“I am honored to receive this award from Mississippi Business Journal,” said Craven. “I have a terrific team around me at MRHC and we have greatly improved our financial processes over the last four years. Without them this award would not be possible.”
Craven, a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., has worked as CFO at MRHC since 2013. During his tenure, he has been an integral part of the senior leadership team and helped the hospital see tremendous growth over the last four years.
“It takes true leadership to be successful in navigating the healthcare landscape, and Brian has performed his duties as Chief Financial Officer for MRHC in an exemplary matter, often going beyond his duties to ensure the success of the healthcare community in Alcorn County,” said Dr. Randall P. Frazier, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Magnolia Regional Health Center. “This award is about the leadership that he has provided to the hospital and community to not only survive, but thrive in the current health care climate.”
Beyond his performance in his role as CFO, Craven is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Fellow with The Advisory Board. He serves on numerous professional and community boards including the Mississippi Hospital Association Solutions Board, the Corinth School District Foundation Board, and the Envision Corinth 2040 steering committee.
“I am proud of Brian for his statewide recognition and the work that he continues to do at our hospital,” said Ronny Humes, CEO at MRHC. “I have worked very closely with him for some time now, and I know firsthand how deserving he is of an award such as this.”
Craven was presented his award at the annual Mississippi Business Journal Leaders in Finance awards banquet held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.