Island Hospital welcomes new Chief Financial Officer, Julie Stewart, MBA, effective January 2021. Stewart succeeds Elise Cutter who served as Island Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer since 2013 and has moved into a new leadership position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) within the organization. Stewart brings a depth of experience to the role with expertise in leading financial operations and strategic business development.
“I am thrilled about the opportunity to move to this welcoming community where I can foster the trust and goodwill of people that rely on Island Hospital for all their healthcare needs,” said Stewart. “I am happy to embrace Island Hospital’s vision while looking towards the future and focusing on strategy and growth during this complex and challenging time.”
Stewart adds tremendous value to Island Hospital’s leadership team, contributing unique strengths with developing financial models, assessing financial risk, and evaluating cost structures and revenue streams.
“Julie is an excellent addition to our organization and her diverse background in finance will have an immediate impact on the public good as our leadership team collectively navigates through these unprecedented times,” said Island Hospital CEO Charles Hall, MSN, MBA.
Stewart earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University in South Carolina. After living in Portland, Oregon for 22 years and owning the Academy Theater, her family has relocated to Anacortes, creating a new home for themselves within the vibrant community. Stewart’s daughter is currently a freshman at Oregon State and her son is a junior in high school. Stewart and her family are enjoying their new home and look forward to exploring all Anacortes has to offer.