MILWAUKEE (1/4/2012) - Weldon Gage has been named corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Children's Hospital and Health System. Since 2005, Gage has been with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, serving as vice president of Finance for the past three years. He has held key financial roles with The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a $3 billion organization also located in Houston, and Hendrick Medical Center, in Abilene, Texas. Gage will join Children's Monday, Jan. 30.
Gage will provide the vision and business leadership for financial management for the health system. He will partner with other system leaders to pursue growth and expansion opportunities, measure performance, identify and control business risks, and increase the benefit to the organization and to the children and communities served.
Gage has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He and his wife, Wendy, will relocate to the Milwaukee area.
Children's Hospital and Health System is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the health system's flagship member, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States, named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Other health system entities include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Medical Group, Children's Physician Group, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Children's Health Education Center, Children's Research Institute and Children's Community Health Plan. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million back into the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. For more information visit the website at chw.org.