Florida Digestive Health Specialists names new chief financial officer

Florida Digestive Health Specialists’ corporate controller, Michelle Hough, MBA, CHFP, CCRA, FMC, has been promoted to the role of chief financial officer. Hough joined Florida Digestive Health Specialists in 2016, overseeing the central billing office and providing comprehensive financial reviews of the corporate office, 26 clinics, pathology lab, research institute and a variety of additional ancillary service lines.

“I’m honored to be part of an organization that has demonstrated significant strategic growth, and shows immense dedication to its physicians, team members and patients,” said Hough. “Our teams positively impact communities across the state, and I’m looking forward to even further advancement for years to come.”

Hough brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the CFO role. Prior to joining Florida Digestive Health Specialists, Hough worked for Roper Technologies, Inc., where she managed the corporate accounting division, including assisting with tax restructuring ventures in Canada, France and the UK, and providing analyses for subsidiaries in Mauritius, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark and Canada.

As CFO, Hough is meaningfully positioned to advance financial success of acquisitions, mergers and new ventures. She also provides a data-driven perspective of current and future growth potential.

“Michelle has been an integral part of our team and her impressive results as corporate controller makes her a great fit for her new role,” said Vincent Hayes, Florida Digestive Health Specialists chief operating officer. “We look forward to her further contributions to our rapid statewide expansion.”

Now with more than 80 providers, including 45 gastroenterologists at clinic locations throughout the state, Florida Digestive Health Specialists is the 12th largest GI practice in the country.