CMC adds CFO from within


CROSSVILLE – Cumberland Medical Center didn’t have to look far when choosing its new chief financial officer. The Crossville hospital on Wednesday announced the promotion of April VonAchen to CFO/vice president of financial services. She has served as the hospital’s controller since 2014.

VonAchen has worked for Covenant Health, which merged with CMC in 2013, since 2008. Prior to her role as controller at the hospital, she worked as an accountant for Covenant Health corporate and at sister facility Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. She also served as a service line financial analyst for Covenant Health’s cardiology service line.

VonAchen holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College with a focus in accounting and human resources, and a master of business administration with a concentration in health care administration from King University.

It’s at least the second administrative hire at CMC this year. The hospital named David Bunch president and chief administrative officer in April.

“As a Wartburg Central High School graduate, I have a great appreciation for serving in a rural community.  I love the hometown feel of Crossville, and I am grateful to be a more integral part of the Cumberland Medical Center team,” VonAchen said.

In addition to financial responsibilities at CMC, VonAchen will oversee information technology, medical records, patient access, materials management, hospital employed physicians, and medical equipment services.

“April is a committed team member and has demonstrated an outstanding passion for achieving excellence,” Bunch said in a release. “She has led by example and sets a high standard that will raise everyone’s performance. We all congratulate April on her new role.”

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