Phelps VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Vincent DeSantis was honored as 2014 Westchester CFO of the Year in the “large company” category. He accepted his award at a ceremony hosted by Westfair Communications last fall at the Wainright House in Rye.
When Mr. DeSantis came to Phelps in 2001, he brought more than 25 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Prior to joining Phelps, he was associate executive director/CFO of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York City, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Earlier in his career, he spent 18 years at the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, LLP, where he was senior manager of the healthcare division.
Mr. DeSantis earned his BBA and MBA at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and is a New York State CPA. He was an adjunct professor of healthcare finance in the graduate division at Iona College and in the bachelor of science general accounting program at Mercy College School of Business.
A Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) report pertaining to profitability, liquidity and capital structure has ranked Phelps consistently among the top 10 percent of all acute care hospitals in New York State throughout Mr. DeSantis’s tenure as the hospital’s CFO.
“Being a CFO is a hard job,” he noted in his acceptance speech, “but it’s also an exciting job that allows me to be creative, generate growth and go beyond the numbers.” He accepted the award on behalf of the leadership team and all of his colleagues in the financial departments at Phelps. “I work with the most amazing people in all areas of the hospital, and I thank them for their trust and confidence.”