Mark Runyon of Tampa General Hospital Named a Hospital and Health System CFO to Know for 2023

Published: Jun 9, 2023

The academic health system’s EVP and Chief Financial Officer is recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for his role in driving Tampa General’s financial performance and operational efficiency while prioritizing patient care.


Tampa, FL (June 9, 2023) Mark Runyon, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Tampa General Hospital, has been named a top health care financial officer by Becker’s Hospital Review on its 2023 “Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” list. Runyon’s inclusion on the list reflects his instrumental role in maintaining financial stability and integrity across the organization while finding new ways to enhance operational efficiency.


“Mark’s leadership at Tampa General is truly exemplary. He consistently and continuously demonstrates that he can balance the priority of providing world-class patient care with the need for financial sustainability,” said John Couris, Tampa General’s president and chief executive officer. “His commitment to the organization and team members at all levels is unparalleled. As a leader, he empowers his teams to proactively take the initiative to drive innovation and improve processes.” 


Runyon leads and oversees all financial services for Tampa General across the complete system of care for the community, region, and state. He works collaboratively with the CEO, board, senior leaders, and the entire Tampa General team to create an ecosystem of continuous improvement focusing on innovation, financial stability and performance, operational efficiency, and integrity. Day-to-day, Runyon ensures Tampa General has the resources, strategy, and talent to deliver timely and responsive patient billing support, supplies needed to provide world-class patient care and responsive patient-friendly scheduling.


Runyon is driven by the fundamental mission to provide excellent, comprehensive, and innovative care to patients, while simultaneously providing his teams with the grounded thinking and rationale to make the academic health system’s objectives a reality. He also places a strong importance on collaboration and inclusivity, especially within his teams, to ensure that all team members are empowered to innovate, and all stakeholders are heard.


“I’m honored to be included among this list of financial leaders from health systems across the country. I am grateful for my colleagues from all levels of the organization for their support and collaboration,” Runyon said. “I am inspired every day by the dedication and commitment of my colleagues, who continue to understand the importance of pushing boundaries and innovating while ensuring minimal risk and providing top-quality patient care.”


Becker’s Hospital Review is a leading source of hospital business news and analysis for the health care industry. This list highlights health care’s top CFOs across the country. Runyon and the rest of this year’s “Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know” honorees can be found online here.