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Kris Zimmer

Chief Financial Officer, SSM Health

As Chief Financial Officer of SSM Health, Kris A. Zimmer is responsible for direction and oversight of all of SSM Health’s financial services, including long-term positioning, operational finance, financial and regulatory reporting, internal audit, financial planning, capital management, bond financing and investment activities across SSM Health’s four-state network. 

Headquartered in St. Louis, SSM Health is a Catholic not-for-profit health system serving communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The system includes 23 hospitals, nearly 300 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. The nearly 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers at SSM Health are committed to delivering exceptional health care services and revealing God’s healing presence to everyone they serve.

Kris became Chief Financial Officer of SSM Health in 2003 and has more than 32 years of experience at the most senior levels of health care management and four years of health care consulting experience.

Prior to joining SSM Health, Kris served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Norton Healthcare in Kentucky, CFO at Mount Carmel Health and St. Ann’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and CFO at Southwest Regional Medical Center in Cambridge, Ohio. He is a CPA (inactive), certified management accountant and a fellow at the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Kris holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master of Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.