Sonoma Valley Hospital picks Central Valley executive as new finance chief – North Bay Business Journal

Benjamin J. Armfield has been named chief financial officer for Sonoma Valley Hospital.

Armfield most recently was CFO for Community Health Partners, a new medical foundation in Fresno, which is affiliated with Community Health System, according to the announcement.

Prior to that, he held several positions with Community Health System, a private not-for-profit health care system based in Fresno. It includes Community Regional Medical Center, Clovis Community Medical Center and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.

His roles with the system included assistant chief financial officer and vice president of orthopedics for all the hospitals; vice president of operations and CFO for Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital; and assistant CFO for Community Regional Medical Center.

“Ben brings considerable expertise in finance and operations to his new role at Sonoma Valley Hospital and his diverse experience with a prominent community healthcare system will be quite valuable as we move ahead and evaluate new services,” said John Hennelly, Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO, in the announcement.

Armfield holds a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from North Park University in Chicago and an MBA from California State University of Fresno. He replaces Ken Jensen, who recently retired.