Former CFO of Province Healthcare dead at 45
NashvillePost.com has learned that prominent health care executive Chris Hannon died yesterday at the age of 45.
Hannon, best known as the former CFO of hospital outfit Province Healthcare spent a number of years in the Nashville healthcare community.
A 1980 graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy, Hannon earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, later earning an MBA from Belmont University. He began his career with SunTrust Banks in 1984, eventually rising to serve as a senior healthcare lender. In 1997, he joined Province Healthcare and was named CFO in 2002. He served in that position until the company sold to LifePoint in 2005 for roughly $1.7 billion.
During his time with Province, the company grew from having roughly $40 million in revenue to roughly $800 million by the time it sold.
Since the sale of Province, Hannon had been involved, with fellow Province alum Marty Rash, in the development of nTelagent Solutions, a Franklin-based revenue cycle management firm. He served as a director, and chairman of the audit committee, for the Louisville-based healthcare real estate investment trust Ventas Inc.
In addition to his work in the health care industry, Hannon also spent time on civic endeavors, having served on the board of the Nashville Farmers Market. His wife Jenny, who currently serves as the president of the Julia Green School Parent Teacher Organization, is a former executive director of the Nashville Sports Council.
In addition to his wife, Hannon is survived by four daughters.
Hannon's family started the well-known Murray Ohio Manufacturing Co., which moved to Tennessee in the 1950s.
Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nashville's Cathedral of the Incarnation on West End, with the funeral following. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, friends make donations to Julia Green School or Overbrook School.
***Correction: in an earlier draft of this story NashvillePost.com mistakenly made mention of Jenny Hannon's involvement with the Metro Sports Authority. She was, in fact, executive director of the Nashville Sports Council
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