Saint Francis Announces Executive Appointments


(Hartford, Conn. March 20, 2014) – Saint Francis Care has appointed David Bittner to the position of Senior Vice President of Finance, and Jennifer Schneider as Vice President of Finance. 

Bittner joined Saint Francis in 2012 as Vice President of Finance. Schneider, an employee since 2001, was formerly Vice President Financial Standards and Compliance. 

Bittner will oversee the fiscal operations of Saint Francis Care, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates, with responsibility for strategic financial planning as well as operational budget, revenue, and investment management. 

Jennifer Schneider

In her new role, Schneider will be responsible for financial operations and reporting,   general accounting and tax compliance.  She will also retain her responsibilities for financial standards and compliance. 

Bittner came to Saint Francis from Memorial Health System, a non-profit organization with a 500-bed community hospital and two critical access hospitals in Springfield, Ill.  Prior to joining Memorial Health System, he was an auditor with Ernst & Young, and BKD, both in Kansas City, MO.   

Bittner is a C.P.A. and has earned a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. He holds an M.B.A. from Benedictine University in Springfield, IL, and a Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.  He is also a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 

Schneider has served in various roles during her tenure at Saint Francis, including Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President Lean and Continuous Improvement, and Director of Internal Audit. 

Schneider received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bentley College, Waltham, MA, and her Master of Science in Quality Systems Management from National Graduate School. Prior to joining Saint Francis, Schneider was a senior manager at Ernst & Young. She is a certified public accountant and is certified in Healthcare Compliance. Schneider also serves on the Board of Directors for the Malta House of Care, Inc. 


About Saint Francis Care 

Saint Francis Care is an integrated healthcare delivery system established by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, an anchor institution in north central Connecticut since 1897.  Licensed for 617 beds and 65 bassinets, it is a major teaching hospital and the largest Catholic hospital in New England.  Other major entities of Saint Francis Care include The Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut, the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, the Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care and Neuroscience Research, and Saint Francis HealthCare Partners.  Johnson Memorial Medical Center, parent organization of Johnson Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Health Care Center, and Home and Community Health Services are also Saint Francis Care Partners.  Saint Francis Care’s services are supported by a network of five major Access Centers and eight additional medical office centers sited throughout the region.  For more information, visit