Steven R. Blake is Chief Financial Officer of Paladin Healthcare Management and Paladin Healthcare. He provides financial management guidance and oversight for the financial health of Paladin’s hospitals.
Buoyed by 30 years of progressively important national healthcare positions in multi-hospital financial management settings, Blake brings a fresh perspective to his role as Chief Financial Officer for Paladin Healthcare Management. Both agile and strategic, Blake is well respected for his inherent ability to diagnose situations and recommend solutions reacting with precision to the myriad and dynamic changes of today’s healthcare industry.
Most recently, Blake served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Integrated Healthcare Holdings, Inc. For more than 17 years, Blake served as Regional Vice President of Finance for Tenet Healthcare. In this position, he was responsible for the financial management of numerous Tenet healthcare operations covering five western states: California, Arizona, Washington, Nebraska and Texas.
Blake is a past president of the Southern California Chapter and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Health Care Expert Panel, and a former trustee for the California Hospital Association. Blake earned both a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from the University of Washington where he concurrently served as a Research Assistant to the Health Policy Analysis Program (policy advisory group for the state legislature and the governor’s office).
Mr. Blake maintains an active CPA license in California and has served national accounting firms in both assurance and consulting services for healthcare clients.