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Dennis Ryan

(757) 668-7000

Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer

Dennis Ryan


Responsibilities include general accounting and budgeting, treasury management, patient financial services, patient registration and materials management.


  • Ryan has over 30 years of accounting experience. He joined Children’s Health System, Inc., in 2003 as CFO. 
  • Prior to joining CHKD, Ryan spent 17 years in financial leadership at Children's Hospital of Central California in Madera, Calif., ultimately becoming FCO, and five years in public accounting and small business consultant. 


Ryan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, Fresno, and a Master's degree in Health Administration from Chapman University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Professional Memberships 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountant 
  • Shared Hospital Services (board member) 
  • Advisory Board to the Accounting Department at Old Dominion University 
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association (premier speaker) 
(757) 668-7000