News Release

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

CHKDHS Names New Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Dennis M. Ryan HAMPTON ROADS, Va.--Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System recently appointed Dennis M. Ryan as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Ryan is a 20-year healthcare management veteran who comes to CHKDHS from a similar position at the Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera/Fresno. He assumed his new duties in early September. In addition to being a certified public accountant, he has a master’s degree in health administration from Chapman University, Orange, Calif., and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California State University, Fresno. “Dennis comes to us with a wealth of knowledge regarding successful financial management in a children’s hospital environment,” said CHKD president and CEO Jim Dahling. “I’m very happy to have him join the leadership team at CHKD.” Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only facility of its kind in Virginia, serving the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and provides care to nearly 130,000 children each year as inpatients and outpatients, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service region. The organization also includes a child care center, Center for Pediatric Research, health education initiatives and a multitude of avenues through which our very generous community provides philanthropic support, including numerous Thrift Store locations.