Compassus appoints former Scripps Health VP John Cullen as new CFO

Updated on November 2, 2023

Compassus, a leading national provider of integrated home-based health care services, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Cullen as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective October 30. 

Cullen joins Compassus with a wealth of experience and an impressive track record of leadership within the health care sector, including his most recent role as corporate vice president of corporate development at Scripps Health. His strategic and financial insights were pivotal in leading external growth initiatives, overseeing mergers and acquisitions and exploring joint venture transactions. 

Before his tenure at Scripps, Cullen amassed significant experience in the home health and hospice sector, serving in key positions including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. In these roles, he skillfully navigated post-merger transitions and played a crucial part in enhancing clinical quality, compliance and operational efficiency, leading to notable improvements in quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, and financial performance. These experiences have been foundational in refining his strategic insights, financial management skills, and innovative leadership, preparing him for the significant role he now assumes at Compassus. 

“John’s extensive experience and proven leadership in the health care sector equip him well to advance the financial and operational strategies of Compassus,” said David Grams, chief executive officer of Compassus. “We are confident that his contributions will be instrumental in bolstering our commitment to delivering the highest quality of compassionate care to the communities we serve.” 

Cullen holds an MBA in Finance and Management from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from the University of Scranton. His academic accomplishments and over two decades of practical experience have consistently propelled organizational success. 

As Compassus continues to innovate and expand, Cullen’s leadership will be invaluable in driving enhanced financial strategies and sustainable growth. The entire Compassus family is excited to welcome John Cullen and is looking forward to the significant contributions he will undoubtedly make. 

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