Richard P. Goode
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Rich Goode serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Children’s Health℠. He joined Children’s Health in May 2016 and currently oversees the financial management of the health system. He has direct responsibility for accounting, capital planning, budgets, patient business services, insurance, investments, revenue cycle, financial and business analytics. Rich also assesses the financial impact of changes in reimbursement, changing patterns of hospital service and utilization.
Additionally, he oversees all corporate services and their financial functions, including Information Services; Marketing, Communications and Consumer Experience; Facilities and Real Estate; and Legal Services.
Rich brings more than 13 years of advanced health care experience to Children’s Health, with a demonstrated track record in financial management and operational improvements. He is also a successful entrepreneur having helped start, grow and sell several different companies. His cross-industry experience brings a refreshing view to the health care industry.
Prior to joining Children’s Health, Rich served as CFO of Cook Children’s Health Care System, where he was instrumental in achieving record financial results and oversaw tremendous growth in operating income. Total assets doubled over a five-year period as Cook completed more than $750 million in capital projects.
Additionally, Rich previously served in a CFO role with a for-profit hospital, as an early-stage venture funding consultant and has experience in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand.
As an industry leader, Rich possesses an in-depth understanding of pediatric health care systems, private, federal and state reimbursement for pediatric care, development and financial management of health plans, and retains years of experience with the ever-changing DFW health care market.
Additional accolades include being recognized as the 2011 Fort Worth Not for Profit CFO of the year and honored as Small Endowment of the year by Institutional Investor in 2011. Rich has served as a member of the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) CFO steering committee and reviews state reimbursement and legislative issues for Children’s Hospital Association of Texas (CHAT). His community leadership roles have included serving as a board member for the Heart Gift Board, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and The WARM Place.
Rich received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah, and his Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.