CANTON, MISSISSIPPI (by Renee Cotton, March 23, 2012) - Madison River Oaks Medical Center has announced that Lisa Chesney has been named Director of Accounting. Chesney, a certified public accountant, will be responsible for the hospital’s financial analysis; accounts payable and payroll divisions; monthly reporting and month-end close and all other hospital accounting duties. Prior to being named to the position, Chesney worked for four years as senior accountant for Jackson-based Parkway Properties.
In that position, she managed accounting of office buildings and a management company for third-party properties; prepared budgets for various properties; and served in a collaborative role with Parkway office buildings in Mississippi and other numerous states. Before joining Parkway Properties, she worked for Lefoldt & Co., P.A. of Ridgeland in the areas of audit, tax and bookkeeping.
Chesney earned a master’s degree in taxation and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. She became licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in 2006. Madison River Oaks is fortunate to have someone with Chesney’s experience lead the hospital’s accounting department, said Glenn Silverman, President and CEO. “Lisa has an exceptional background in fiscal accountability,” said Silverman. “Her professional reputation and accomplishments are outstanding. We are fortunate to have Lisa join our leadership team.” Chesney’s expertise in facility management and financial planning will allow the hospital to realize new strengths in several key areas in 2012, Silverman added. “We are anticipating greater operating efficiencies throughout the hospital as Lisa implements the plans and strategies from which other companies have benefitted,” Silverman said.