Cavalier County Memorial Hospital has welcomed a new Chief Financial Officer, William Van Noy. Van Noy began his duties as the CFO on Monday, November 4. Van Noy is no stranger to the midwest as he spent his childhood in Toledo, Ohio, before moving during high school to Phoenix, Ariz., where he remained for a number of years.
By Melissa Anderson
“Over the past 10 -12 years, I have traveled around the country as a consultant CFO for rural and community-based hospitals,” Van Noy said.
Van Noy earned his associates degree from the Community College of the Air Force then moved on to earn a BSB/ACC and an MBA from University of Phoenix. Van Noy has continued his education and is currently a doctoral student with a projected completion date of October 2020. Van Noy has also earned his Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP) from Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and will soon have a fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
“I am married to the best wife, best partner and best mother of my young son, Brie. I also have a 2-year old boy named Landon. He is the light of my life,” Van Noy shared. “I am also a retired Air Force veteran, spending 27 years – 11 active duty and 16 reservist. During my military career I have been deployed three times (Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait). My military career was rewarding and gave me perspective on being a United States citizen and what that means.”
Van Noy has a broad range of experience within the finance profession having worked in several markets. He is familiar with governmental accounting, manufacturing, non-profit and for-profit organizations and, for the past 16 years, has worked in the healthcare sector. He has extensive experience within that time-frame of working to make smaller hospitals like CCMH financially successful.
“I have been a CFO in three critical access hospitals, one behavioral health hospital and two community-based hospitals. As a consultant CFO I have been to Louisiana, Washington, Arizona, Ohio and California. I earned a reputation in HFMA as a ‘revenue-cycle turn-around specialist’,” Van Noy said.
After so many years as a consultant CFO, traveling the country and gaining a great reputation amongst his peers, deciding to set down roots to raise his family was the priority. Moving to North Dakota, where the wind never stops and seasons don’t matter, was not high on his list of places to do that, however.
“I have to be honest…I wasn’t completely excited about an opportunity in North Dakota, however, when I came up for the interview and saw the community, saw how well the city was maintained and spoke with the employees at the hospital and in the community, I knew immediately that Langdon was the place I wanted to raise my son,” Van Noy stated.
Now that the Van Noy family is settling into Langdon just in time for the deep freeze, there is still excitement to be here and to get to know the community they have chosen to call home. The ability to visit areas that they have not been to is an opportunity they can’t wait to grab hold of. The Van Noy’s are set to explore all that North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada have to offer in terms of outdoor activities and landmarks.
“We’ve already visited several places such as the coffee shop downtown, D & B Motors and the community center. We’re looking forward to being a part of the community,” Van Noy shared.
As Van Noy looks to his professional future, helping to make CCMH a model critical access hospital for all others to aspire is the opportunity he is most looking forward too.
“I want to help make this hospital a pleasant experience for all patients who come through here,” Van Noy shared.