Cleveland Clinic appoints new chief financial officer 

February 3, 2023 – Cleveland Clinic has announced that Dennis L. Laraway will be joining the health system as Chief Financial Officer on March 13, 2023. 

Since 2017, Laraway has served as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer at Banner Health, a $12 billion health system based in Phoenix. Banner Health is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems and operates 32 hospitals across Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. 

In his role at Banner Health, Laraway implemented payer-to-provider strategies; led the organization’s insurance and value-based care initiatives; provided leadership to Banner Health’s academic relationship with the University of Arizona; directed Banner Health’s capital markets programs, ratings agency reviews and investor relations; and provided financial leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In prior roles, Laraway held Chief Financial Officer positions at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston; Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas; St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center in Phoenix; and Seton Health System, formerly a member of Ascension Health, in Troy, New York. 

Laraway holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He has held teaching positions in schools of business at Arizona State University and Rice University. 

Laraway succeeds Tony Helton, who has served as Cleveland Clinic’s interim Chief Financial Officer since May 2022. Helton will return to his previous role as executive director of revenue cycle management at Cleveland Clinic. 

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