(HARTFORD, Conn.) – William G. Godburn, of Canaan, has been named director of ambulatory services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

In his new position Godburn will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hospital’s ambulatory clinics, located in the Gengras Ambulatory Care Center on the Saint Francis Campus and in the Burgdorf/Bank of America Health Center on the Mount Sinai Campus.

“Bill brings a wealth of experience in healthcare operations and finance and will be a great addition to our management team,” said Paul Stillman, vice president for operations, Mount Sinai Campus.

Godburn had been associated with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Torrington, since 1989, holding a number of positions, most recently serving as compliance officer and the fiscal officer of the Community Health and Wellness Center of Greater Torrington. Previously, he served as director of the Winsted Health Center and as director of service operations and director of patient financial services at the hospital. Prior to joining Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Godburn was employed by Waterbury Hospital as director of patient accounts.

Godburn holds a master’s degree in health care management from Renesselear Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Campus. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy and government from Eastern Connecticut State University and an associate’s degree from Northwestern Community College.

He is chairman of the Region 1 High School Board of Education and a former member of the board of directors of the United Way of Northwest Connecticut.

Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets and is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.