Healthcare Building Solutions (HBS), the nationally recognized consultancy offering regulatory compliance and accreditation assistance, medical equipment planning, transition planning, and facility activation services to hospitals and health systems, announced that Julia Finken, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CLSSMBB has joined the firm as Senior Vice President of Accreditation & Regulatory Compliance.
Julia brings extensive experience to her new position. In her 17+ year tenure with The Joint Commission, she served as a surveyor, the Associate Director of Business Development, and most recently as the Executive Director of Business Development for the Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Programs.
As Senior Vice President of Accreditation & Regulatory Compliance with HBS, Julia will be an integral part of the executive management team for HBS subsidiaries Patton Healthcare Consulting and Barrins and Associates. With her background in behavioral health, Julia will head up the firm’s behavioral health division.
“Julia’s exemplary career has been dedicated to developing and implementing health care programs to balance efficiency, quality and financial outcomes in order to improve daily operations, quality of care, financial performance, business and marketing strategies, and other components of a successful health care operation,” adds Jay Hornung, ACHE, CHFM, president and CEO of HBS.
“Anne Barrins and I look forward to working with Julia and appreciate the insight and expertise she will bring to our practice,” adds Jennifer Cowel, RN, MHSA, president and CEO of Patton Healthcare Consulting, Inc. “Her behavioral health background will be especially beneficial for Barrins & Associates clients.”