Charmaine Spence Rochester, DHA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, will become LG Health’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective Monday, Nov. 30. Charmaine will provide executive oversight for the health system’s financial strategies and initiatives. She succeeds F. Joseph Byorick, who announced plans to retire earlier this year.
Charmaine joins LG Health from Penn Medicine’s Chester County Hospital (CCH), where she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance since 2017. During her tenure at CCH, Charmaine was a key partner in strategic plan development, budgeting, forecasting, and operational efficiency for the hospital. She ensured the hospital’s financial integrity, while also overseeing the organization’s fiscal services, revenue cycle and patient access professionals.
Collectively, Charmaine brings more than 28 years of financial experience, including over 16 years in health-care financial leadership. She is board-certified in health-care management and a Fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHFMA).
She earned her Doctor of Health Administration (DHA) degree from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Charmaine earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Howard University, Washington, D.C.