HICKORY, NC – June 27, 2017 – David Boone, Chief Financial Officer of Catawba Valley Medical
Center (CVMC) since 1984 announced that he will be retiring June 30.
During his tenure, Boone contributed greatly to the success of the hospital
and is a pillar in the community with involvement in organizations including
the United Way, Catawba Valley Community College, PACE@Home, Rotary Club
and other professional boards. In October 2016, Boone was named to The
Order of the Long Leaf Pine, considered the highest honor the Governor
can confer. The award recognizes citizens for their exemplary service
and outstanding contributions to the State of North Carolina and the community.
A hallmark of Boone’s career is an unwavering commitment to preserving
the mission upon which the hospital, originally known as Catawba Memorial
Hospital, was originally founded in the 1960’s. Today, as the area’s
“safety net” hospital, CVMC provides about $12 million per
year in charity care services for low-income or uninsured patients and
Boone has successfully lead the challenge of absorbing those costs while
also navigating the uncertainty of healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act.
“David has been an invaluable asset to the medical center, the community
and to me,” says CVMC President and CEO Tony Rose. “I have
had the unique pleasure of working with David for most of my career and,
while I’ll be forever grateful for his integrity and dedication,
I wish him all the best upon retiring.”
Boone’s astute financial leadership has guided the hospital in a
number of major expansions including a $34 million dollar Patient Pavilion
project completed in 2012. Boone was also involved in the growth of Catawba
Valley Medical Group from six family medicine practices to 15, along with
three specialty practices and four employee health centers.
Boone’s planned retirement was first announced in February with the
appointment of his successor, Kimberly S. Crews, CPA MHA. Since that time,
he has been assisting with the transition of the CFO office and its key