February 19, 2020
(Pasco, WA) Erika Wier, joined Lourdes as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in February, 2020. Previously, Erika worked at Memorial Medical Center (a LifePoint hospital) in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she was Assistant CFO and served as compliance officer. During this time, she was responsible for the oversight of several departments, including case management, revenue cycle, information technology, central scheduling and admissions.
While serving at Memorial Medical Center, Erika was lead facilitator for the organization’s rapid improvement project focusing on payer denial rates. Hospital denial rates averaged 6% of net revenue at the start of the project. Post project outcomes showed a reduction in the average denial rate to 3-4% with a continued downward trend.
Ms. Wier began her career in healthcare and finance in 2002 at Tenet Healthcare’s Sierra Medical Center, a 351-bed acute care hospital in El Paso, TX. Her experience with Tenet ranged from accountant to controller for Sierra Medical Center.
Erika is from Wisconsin but spent much of her life in El Paso, TX. She, along with her significant other, Mike, and youngest son, Evan, are new to the Pacific Northwest. Erika’s oldest son, Ethan, is a junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
When she is not at work, Erika loves to entertain and cook for friends and family. She considers herself to be an avid foodie and enjoys the quest for new and interesting foods.