McPherson Hospital names George Halama CFO

George Halama has been named chief financial officer at McPherson Hospital, according to a news release from Via Christi Health.

Halama, who has more than 25 years of experience in health care finance, has been serving as interim CFO since joining the hospital in August.

“During this time, George has proven to be an effective leader and a good fit for our community and our hospital,” Rob Monical, president and chief executive officer for the 49-bed hospital, said in a statement.

Via Christi Health has managed the hospital since January 2011.

Halama’s earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., and his master’s degree in health administration with a concentration in finance from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.