Harry Hutchison, vice president and chief financial officer at St. Bernards Healthcare, has been recognized as “CFO of the Year” by Arkansas Business, a weekly publication that focuses on business news within the state.
A native of Memphis, Hutchison has served as the chief financial officer for St. Bernards since 2005. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Harding University in Searcy and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Tex.
During his 37-year career in healthcare finance, Hutchison worked with Methodist Health in Memphis and with hospitals in Greenwood in Mississippi and in El Dorado and Paragould in Arkansas before coming to St. Bernards.
He holds fellow status in the Arkansas Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a recipient of the HFMA Founders Medal of Honor. He also has served as an adjunct professor in the Arkansas State University College of Business, teaching an introductory class in healthcare finance.
Hutchison and his wife Laurie Ellis Hutchison have three grown sons – Danny who works as an engineer with City Light, Water and Cable in Paragould; Richard who is an engineer with National Grid in New York City; and Andrew who is a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. They also have two grandgrandchldren, 6-year-old Luke and 3-year-old Lorelai.
Hutchison is the son of Jewel Hutchison of Jonesboro and the late Bill Hutchison.
He was recognized at an awards luncheon in Little Rock recently.