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Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital welcomes new CFO

La Grange – Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital has appointed Keith Richardson as vice president/chief financial officer.


Richardson, 54, has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare financial management. Briefly, his experience includes managed care contracting, process redesign, and physician practice management.


“We’re very excited to welcome Keith to Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital,” said Chief Executive Officer Rick Wright. “He has tackled many complex problems in today’s healthcare climate and come up with sound solutions. We believe his brand of dynamic leadership will complement our forward movement as a premier healthcare facility.” 


Richardson comes to La Grange from Spokane, Wash., where he was the chief financial officer for Office Anesthesia and Dental Surgery, a provider of services to underserved populations – with five offices as well as mobile sites – and for Deaconess Medical Center, a health system comprised of a tertiary hospital and a community hospital.


Richardson began his career in the Kansas City area in 1979, working in accounting and finances for Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan., for Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., and as controller at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs, Mo. In 1998, he returned to Shawnee Mission Medical Center, serving as regional vice president and chief financial officer until 2003 when he went to Spokane.


He has a master of business administration from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo., and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Union College in Lincoln, Neb.


“I’m very happy to be back in the Midwest, and looking forward to being part a creative and dedicated team at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital,” Richardson said. His first day was April 11 and he is in the process of looking for a new home in the area.


He replaces Paul Ziegele, who left to become vice president/chief financial officer at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. Ziegele worked at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital for nine years.



Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit


Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health,; 630-312-7508