W. Daniel Given

Healthcare Advisor

Healthcare Advisor

The former CFO of a rural healthcare system, Daniel Given finds great reward in helping financially distressed Rural & Community Hospitals and health centers to overcome their unique challenges. Daniel came to healthcare through his father, a family physician, and has seen firsthand the issues rural providers face in an increasingly regulated, technical, and complicated industry. He brings to the firm operational and financial knowledge of non-profit Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), rural health clinics, nursing homes, federally qualified health centers, and emergency medical services.

Before joining Stroudwater, Daniel served as Chief Financial Officer of a rural healthcare system that includes a Federally Qualified Health Center, Nursing Home, Critical Access Hospital, Rural Health Clinic, and Emergency Medical Service. In that role, he worked with the county commission to divest the hospital’s non-reimbursable EMS service and return service to county control under a low-cost efficient model; implemented departmental budgeting and variance reports for the first time to improve financial IQ; improved the nursing home’s documentation, leading to an increase in Medicaid reimbursement; oversaw implementation of a new general ledger system, inventory system, payroll system, and corporate performance software; and identified opportunities for cost reduction and service expansion. He has also worked as a financial auditor at a regional accounting firm, performing assurance and audits for healthcare clients. Daniel brings to each client engagement his expertise in financial statement preparation, budgeting, and forecasting, Strategic Financial and Operational Assessments, Cost Report Assessments, and Electronic Health Record consulting.

Daniel earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting, finance, and risk management & insurance from Marshall University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys cycling, golfing, skiing, exercise, the outdoors, reading, and technology.

Contact Daniel at (207) 221-8263.

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