MD Anderson Names New Chief Financial Officer
MD Anderson News Release 12/03/2014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced that Weldon Gage will become the institution’s vice president and chief financial officer effective Jan. 12. Gage brings with him a proven record of enhancing financial performance throughout an 18-year health care career.
“Not only are we pleased that Weldon is returning to MD Anderson where he served for six years earlier in his career, but we are fortunate to benefit from his strategic finance experiences at both Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Texas Children’s Hospital,” said Leon Leach, executive vice president and chief business officer at MD Anderson.
Gage began as a financial analyst at MD Anderson in 1999 and rose to associate director of strategic finance before accepting a position at Texas Children’s Hospital, where he served from 2005 to 2012. At Texas Children’s, he led the development and maintenance of the organization’s strategic financial plans, administered their capital market activities and debt programs and oversaw the core financial services functions.
In 2012, Gage left his role as TCH’s vice president for finance and joined Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as the organization’s chief financial officer. The hospital, with locations in Milwaukee and Neenah, Wis., is a top pediatric health care center. Gage provided senior executive oversight to all aspects of the hospital’s financial operations including accounting and financial reporting, revenue cycle, financial planning and budgeting, treasury, payer contracting, tax reporting and supply chain. His experience there included connecting financial planning with the organization’s strategic plan, and he launched a transformation of the financial reporting and analytics program.
Both Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin implemented the Epic electronic medical records system during Gage’s tenure. He’ll apply that knowledge at MD Anderson as the institution continues its implementation of a new electronic health record system.
During his career, Gage has overseen the development of financial models for large capital expansions and has led two public bond offerings.
Gage earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and a master’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University.