Paul Fridenstine has been named chief financial officer (CFO) of Parkridge West Hospital, Parkridge North ER and the four-campus Parkridge Valley behavioral health system. In this role, Fridenstine will oversee all financial aspects of each campus. Fridenstine has accumulated 25 years of accounting experience with more than 13 years spent in healthcare.

“Having worked in both acute care and behavioral health settings, Paul brings a wealth of experience to our campuses, and we are excited to welcome him to our team,” said Tim Grant, MD, MBA, CEO of Parkridge West, Parkridge Valley and Parkridge North, and CMO of Parkridge Health System. “We are poised for strong growth, and Paul’s background and depth of healthcare knowledge will be key to helping us achieve our goals.”

Prior to joining Parkridge Valley, Fridenstine served as CFO at Oakwood Springs, a 72-bed behavioral health hospital in Oklahoma City. Before that, he was controller at AllianceHealth Midwest, a 255-bed hospital in Midwest City, Oklahoma, and served as controller at Byrd Regional Hospital, in Leesville, Louisiana, before being promoted to assistant CFO.

Fridenstine earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business – Accounting from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Business Administration – Healthcare Management from West Texas A&M University.