Keck Medicine of USC has named Eric Strucko, PhD, MPA, MPH, MS, as the new chief financial officer. He will begin his new role on October 19.

Previously, Strucko served as the senior vice president and CFO for Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Group.

“Eric has more than 25 years of finance leadership in key areas of health care operations and brings tremendous knowledge and skill to the position,” said Rod Hanners, interim CEO of Keck Medicine. “We are thrilled he will be heading up our financial team.”  

As CFO, Strucko will be responsible for developing and directing Keck Medicine’s strategic financial plans, financial and governmental reporting, budgeting, funds flow, revenue cycle and material management. He will also explore new avenues of funding that will enable Keck Medicine to deliver the highest level of patient care for years to come.

“Keck Medicine has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, and I am honored to join the organization,” Strucko said. “I look forward to lending my skills and expertise to one of the top academic medical centers in the country.”

At Penn State Health, Strucko helped direct the financial strategy for the health system, which involved mergers, acquisitions and organic growth. He was part of an executive team that expanded patient care volume and market shares while creating sustainable business models.

Previously, Strucko served as the associate vice president for finance and business at Penn State University and controller of the Penn State College of Medicine, the chief financial officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group and the budget director of the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Strucko earned his PhD in health-related sciences and administration from Virginia Commonwealth University; his MPA from The George Washington University; his MPH from the University of Virginia; and his MS in public policy from Georgetown University.

— Alison Rainey