Former Mark Reed CFO Hulscher honored

Former chief financial officer for Mark Reed Health Care District Ron Hulscher has been selected for the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “CFO Leadership Award,” to be presented March 7.

The award recognizes exemplary leadership and stewardship, beyond the typical day-to-day responsibilities of a CFO. Nearly 80 nominations CFO of the Year were reviewed by a panel of judges, and 13 finalists were named in five categories: small private company, large private company, nonprofit organization, small public company and large public company, and awarded the special CFO Leadership Award.

This is the 7th year for the award program. All of the individuals will be honored at the awards gala on March 7th at the Grand Hyatt Seattle.

“Ron has been a tremendous asset to both our organization and the Grays Harbor Community,” said CEO Renee Jensen. “He constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty and I can’t think of a more appropriate award for him to end his career with. Our whole team has learned from him and his extensive life experiences, and we are thrilled to have others recognize the value of his leadership.”

Hulscher started with the hospital District in 2008 as CFO for Mark Reed Healthcare District. He was specifically brought on board to assist Jensen improve the district’s financial status enough to qualify for a loan to build a replacement hospital. The replacement hospital, Summit Pacific Medical Center, opened Feb. 17.

Hulscher stepped down as CFO Dec. 1, but remains part time with Summit Pacific as a fiscal associate and an active member of Summit Pacific Medical Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Outside of hospital work, Ron is treasurer for the Grays Harbor Community Clothing Bank, a board member and corporation secretary for the non-profit Columbus Park in Olympia, and is active in St. Mary’s Church in Aberdeen. He has been a lector at the church for 44 years.

More information and a list of all the award finalists can be found at