Saint Thomas Rutherford Announces CFO, CNO



Saint Thomas Rutherford Announces CFO, CNO

Scott Furniss, MBA, CPA

Saint Thomas Rutherford announced two new executive leaders last month.

Scott Furniss, MBA, CPA, began serving as chief financial officer on Jan. 13. He has more than a decade of executive leadership experience at fellow Ascension hospitals, most recently holding a dual role as CFO of Saint Agnes Healthcare and Hospital in Baltimore and Providence Health System and Hospital in Washington, DC. After graduating with honors from the University of Baltimore, Furniss earned his MBA at Loyola College of Maryland.


Teresa Collins, MSN, RN

The hospital also introduced industry veteran Teresa Collins, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, as its new chief nursing officer, effective Feb. 3. Her 28-year healthcare career includes adult and pediatric critical care, emergency services, acute and post-acute clinical care quality oversight, and extensive executive leadership experience. She most recently served as CNO for the Duke/LifePoint Rutherford Regional Health System in Rutherfordton, NC. Collins earned her undergraduate nursing degree and Master of Science in Nursing-Healthcare Administration from Walden University in Minneapolis.