Cleveland, OH,
09:10 AM

MetroHealth Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Hollings, Derrick

Derrick Hollings, CPA, will be The MetroHealth System’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE, announced today. He will start on Monday, September 18.

Hollings has more than 30 years of financial leadership experience at academic and safety-net hospitals. Since 2016, he has served as CFO at Hennepin Healthcare, a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma hospital in Minneapolis. In that role, he led a comprehensive financial improvement project, helped develop a plan to expand services and played a central role in working with public agencies to underscore Hennepin's value to the community as a public hospital. He also held leadership roles at Howard University Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

At MetroHealth, Hollings will manage all financial operations for the health system and serve as a senior advisor to the CEO and Board of Trustees on a wide range of fiscal and operational areas.

“Derrick has the innovative vision, experience and skills needed to sustain MetroHealth’s essential role in our community and position the health system for future growth,” Dr. Steed said. “To meet the needs of our community now and in the future, we must continue to focus on strengthening our finances and expanding access for those we serve. I am confident Derrick will help us do just that. These are challenging times for every health care system, and I am thrilled that we can add someone to our team who understands so well both those challenges and the special role that a super-safety-net hospital like MetroHealth plays in our community.”

Hollings takes over for Geoff Himes, MBA, who came out of retirement in March to serve as MetroHealth’s interim CFO. Himes joined MetroHealth in 2011, serving in the roles of Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer.

“Geoff’s tremendous talent and composure have been extraordinarily important to me and to the institution,” Dr. Steed said. “Under Geoff's steadfast leadership, we have begun our financial transformation. We are deeply grateful for his service and commitment to MetroHealth and the individuals we serve.”

About The MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit