Changing Issues Faced by CFOs Managing Specialty Acute Care: Insights from Cenikor Foundation’s and Hillsides’ CFOs

Houston, TX, February 13, 2024— As the landscape of healthcare continues to evolve, Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) managing specialty acute care services are confronted with a myriad of challenges. To shed light on these pressing issues and explore strategies for navigating them effectively, industry leaders Matt Kuhlman, CPA, Chief Financial Officer at Cenikor Foundation, and Greg Santilli, CPA, CIA, Chief Financial Officer at Hillsides, will take part in an insightful discussion at Open Minds’ Performance Management Institute Week.

The discussion will delve into the changing role of acute care services, including the evolving tactics for addressing workforce and price increase pressures. Additionally, the session will explore strategies for integrating acute care services with value-based reimbursement models, a critical aspect in today’s healthcare environment.

“We are honored to have Matt Kuhlman represent Cenikor Foundation at the Open Minds CFO Summit,” said Bill Bailey, President and CEO of Cenikor. “His expertise and strategic vision have been instrumental in guiding our financial operations and ensuring the fiscal health of our organization. This opportunity further demonstrates our dedication to transparency, accountability, and innovation in delivering high-quality care to individuals and communities affected by addiction.”

Matt Kuhlman, CPA, serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Cenikor Foundation, a leading nonprofit behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment network. With his extensive background in financial management and healthcare operations, Mr. Kuhlman brings a unique perspective to the discussion.

Greg Santilli, CPA, CIA, brings years of experience in financial leadership within the healthcare industry as the Chief Financial Officer at Hillsides, a provider of comprehensive residential treatment services for children and families.

The discussion will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding the changing role of acute care services
  • Tactics for addressing workforce and price increase pressure
  • Integrating acute care services with value-based reimbursement

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 9:45am and interested participants can register at

For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Matt Kuhlman, please contact: Maddie Profilet, Director of Marketing & Media Relations, via email at If you or someone you know is seeking treatment for substance use disorder, call Cenikor today at 1-888-236-4567 or visit

About Cenikor Foundation

Cenikor is a leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive substance use disorder treatment, committed to delivering evidence-based care, promoting recovery, and supporting individuals in their journey to lasting sobriety since 1967. With a team of dedicated healthcare professionals, Cenikor offers a range of services, including detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient programs, and aftercare support. By combining clinical expertise with compassion and personalized care, Cenikor strives to empower individuals and families affected by addiction and foster sustainable recovery. More than 300,000 lives have been changed in the process.

About Hillsides

Hillsides is a provider of comprehensive, community-based mental health and social services, specializing in residential treatment for children and families facing emotional and behavioral challenges. With a focus on trauma-informed care and evidence-based practices, Hillsides is committed to improving the lives of those it serves through innovative programs and compassionate support.

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