Healthland Appoints Patrick Spangler to Chief Financial Officer

Spangler joins strong leadership team focused on technology solutions for rural hospitals


Healthland, America's market leader of healthcare information technology solutions for rural hospitals, today named Patrick Spangler to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. In his new role, Spangler will support Healthland as the organization continues on its path of growth and leadership in rural heathcare. He will also provide executive oversight for Healthland’s finance and accounting teams, human resources and the legal department. The appointment is effective immediately.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Spangler to my executive leadership team,” said Angie Franks, Healthland president and CEO. “Patrick has more than 30 years of experience in operations, financial management and mergers and acquisitions for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies – and much of that experience is in healthcare technology. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated his ability to make sound decisions, think critically and build teamwork across departments. This is imperative for Healthland as we build upon our leadership in the critical access hospital market and continue our efforts to transform community healthcare.”

Prior to joining Healthland, Spangler was the chief financial officer for Epocrates, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPOC), a $113M New Jersey company that serves more than one million active members -- including 50 percent of U.S. physicians – with point-of-care digital solutions. He was also an operating partner at Three Fields Capital investment management company and has held the role of CFO at HighJump Software, ev3 (NASDAQ: EVVV) and Empi (NASDAQ:EMPI). In addition, Spangler served in senior management positions at both Medtronic and Tonka Corporation.

“Healthland is the market leader in healthcare IT for rural hospitals across the country,” said Spangler. “As we continue to grow and expand the business, I will contribute to the success of the organization by ensuring we invest in the right strategies, conduct our affairs in a compliant and ethical manner, and adopt best-in-practice disciplines. Healthland is a values-driven organization and I couldn’t be happier to join this talented group of professionals working to make a difference in rural healthcare.”

Spangler holds a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.T. from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is currently on the board of directors of Urologix, Inc. and was rated one of the top among Minnesota's large public companies in 2007.

Healthland is America’s largest provider of fully integrated solutions to rural community and critical access hospitals, serving more than 500 clients across the country. Software and services from Healthland, including its electronic health record (EHR) solution, empower community hospitals to deliver the best possible healthcare by providing a central repository of patient information in all care settings, be it a hospital, clinic or extended care facility.

With more than 30 years of experience in the rural healthcare market, Healthland solutions are uniquely suited to the size and needs of rural hospitals, enabling them to focus on what they do best – care for family, friends and neighbors. The organization currently has offices in its founding city of Glenwood, Minn., population 2,600, as well as its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. More information is available at: .