Ron brings 40 years of healthcare leadership experience. His background includes financial management of large and complex healthcare organizations in a variety of settings ranging from rural to suburban to large urban academic centers, regional health systems, health plans, joint ventures and physician group practices. Long has concentrated on adding value to the organizations he serves through improved revenue cycle processes, negotiation of uniquely advantageous contracts with payors, financial discipline in operations and deployment of capital, innovative debt financing, and astute investment of long term liquid assets. His financial risk management skills have resulted in rating upgrades at three of his most recent employers, with Texas Health Resources currently rated AA2/AA by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. As past National Chairman of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and immediate Past Chair of its’ Large System CFO Council, Long’s professional network is national in scope.


  • Senior CFO and Treasurer for a 26 entity, $4Billion multi-hospital health system
  • Expertise and leadership in the development and implementation of physician-hospital joint ventures
  • Leadership in the creation and implementation of ambulatory surgery and outpatient hospital joint-venture
  • Experience in negotiating and implementing outsourced revenue cycle capabilities and acquisition of a large health plan
  • Formed a business relationship with a Texas Academic Medical Center to expand population health and physician services in the Dallas metro market
  • Former CFO Role: Texas Health Resources, Arlington, TX

Professional Experience

Ron’s most recent position was as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Texas Health Resources, a $4 billion health system located in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas which operates 26 wholly owned and joint ventured hospitals, 68 outpatient facilities, and an 800 provider employed physician group. THR recently announced an innovative affiliation with the University of Texas Southwestern to create a population health services company and physician network to create capability for managing population health risk using a clinically integrated network. Other professional experiences include:

  • Executive Vice President and CFO for Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati.

  • Senior Vice President of Finance and Health Plans for Saint Mary’s Health Network in Nevada.

  • Advisory Board Member for Acclara – A private equity company specializing in outsourcing of revenue cycle services for health systems, located in Houston, TX and Philadelphia, PA.

  • Board Member for Southwestern Health Resources – An affiliation of Texas Health Resources and the University of Texas Southwestern.

  • Board Member for Texas Health Aetna – A joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Aetna to own and operate a health plan of 100,000+ members in the Dallas Fort Worth market. Ron was the primary executive responsible for negotiating the JV with Aetna.

  • Board Chair for Texas Health Partners – The management company which provides infrastructure and management services to three joint venture surgical hospitals and two joint venture acute care hospitals together with community physician owners.

  • Finance Committee Chair and Board Member for the joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Sunbelt Health System to operate a large hospital in the DFW market.