SPOTLIGHT: Healthcare CFOs not in a Pollyanna frame of mind

Healthcare CFOs are in a bad mood compared to their counterparts in other industries, according to a national survey of CFOs and senior controllers by Grant Thornton LLP in Chicago. Only 24 percent of healthcare CFOs expect their organization's financial prospects to improve within the next six months. That compares to 52 percent for all respondents. Healthcare CFOs were more in line with their brethren when looking outside their facility doors: 41 percent believe that the U.S. economy will improve over the next six months compared to 44 percent overall. However, only 16 percent of healthcare CFOs think the recession will end this year (vs. 28 percent overall). FierceHealthFinance