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St. Francis Hospital Names William Armstrong to CFO Position at Leading Heart Center
August 10, 1999 - ROSLYN, NY - William C. Armstrong, a certified public accountant with 20 years of health-care finance experience, was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of St. Francis Hospital, The Heart Center, effective August 16.The announcement was made by Alan D. Guerci, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, who welcomed Armstrong to the administration of the prominent cardiovascular center.
"Mr. Armstrong's experience in the dynamic field of health-care finance is extensive.
Armstrong was previously employed by Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc., where for the past eight years, he served in various capacities, most recently as Vice President, Financial Services.He was responsible for managed care reimbursement and financial operations, including numerous cost savings and revenue enhancement initiatives.From 1984 to 1991, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick, New York, N.Y., serving as a Senior Audit Manager for health-care clients.He began his career in the accounting division of the Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn.He holds an MBA in Finance from St. John's University, Jamaica, N.Y., and a B.S. in accounting from St. Francis College in Brooklyn.He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Bill Armstrong, shelter manager of the Red Cross' operation at Raritan Valley Community College, has seen hundreds of victims of Hurricane Irene come - and most go - since the shelter opened on Saturday, Aug. 27.
BRANCHBURG - Bill Armstrong's got a lot on his mind.
An emergency shelter at Raritan Valley Community College has become temporary home to county residents whose residences are still partially under water and without electricity, and Armstrong is Red Cross manager in charge.
The RVCC shelter opened at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, in advance of the storm.
By mid-day on Tuesday, Aug. 30, three days later, 359 victims of Hurricane Irene and its aftermath have checked in, says Armstrong, a 38-year Red Cross veteran who hails from Birmingham, Ala. and speaks slowly, with a slight drawl.
Most have moved on - some back to their homes, others to homes of family or friends - but not all.
The darkened RVCC gym can hold 240-270 cots, Armstrong says.
Armstrong gets another call on his cell phone.
"A bad fire in Somerville," he says.
He'll have to send a team from RVCC down there.
A social worker signals to him that she has to talk with him and he follows her down the hall away from the registration table.
Armstrong expects to be in the area for about three weeks.
As the weeks pass, he'll spend more and more time in the field, doing assessments.
But now, back at the registration table, Armstrong is surrounded by tables set up with snacks and beverages, halls marked off with Red Cross signs, shelter clients and volunteers wearing red mesh safety vests.
Somewhere there's a bulletin board that updates conditions in neighborhoods that have lost power, where people have no water.
"I've been a caretaker all my life," he says quietly.
"I've saved people's lives."
"A lot of (these) people haven't seen a hurricane in 70 years," Armstrong says.
"It's important to treat the people right.
They're tired," he says, "and unhappy.
They don't want to be here.
They want to be home."
Armstrong says, "A lot of people went home to look to see if they could get back into their homes.
It's a pattern, Armstrong says, that will be repeated over and over again as the need for temporary shelter eases and facilities merge.
"Yes," says Armstrong, who is thinking beyond tonight.
The closing of another shelter and the Somerville fire has added to the pressure.
"So," he says, "we may only need (the Red Cross workers) here for a day or two," he says, "or we may need them here for two or three days," if the RVCC shelter closes and the people are moved elsewhere.
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