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Shannon Farrington Named CFO of the Year

October 11, 2016
Premise Health

Healthcare Veteran Receives Honor from the Nashville Business Journal

Shannon-Farrington-HeadshotBRENTWOOD, Tenn.October 11, 2016Premise Health, a leading worksite health and patient engagement company, congratulates Chief Financial Officer Shannon Farrington for being recognized at the 2016 CFO Awards by the Nashville Business Journal as the CFO of the Year for the large, private company category.

CFO Awards honorees were nominated by the community, then scored based on a variety of criteria by a panel of judges comprised of past winners. This year’s finalists were announced in September, with the final winners for each category revealed Oct. 4.

“I’m honored to be recognized in this manner by the business community,” Farrington said. “It’s a privilege to be part of a team that is changing the way healthcare is delivered – this award is a reflection of our collective efforts and of our team’s hard work and dedication. We’ve achieved much together, and I know we will continue to pursue new ways to serve our clients and patients.”

With more than 20 years of experience in onsite healthcare services Farrington has earned a reputation for expert financial management, strategic vision, and exceptional leadership. At Premise Health, she has played a vital role in strategic planning, and has led Premise’s efforts in the recent acquisitions of IMWell Health and TransformHealthRx.

Prior to joining Premise Health, Shannon oversaw the launch of her own business, W Squared, which provided outsourced business solutions for small and mid-sized companies. She served as CEO from the organization’s inception, working closely with companies in healthcare and technology industries to create scalable platforms for growth.

“Throughout her career, Shannon has demonstrated that she is a strategic thinker and strong financial leader,” said Stu Clark, CEO of Premise Health. “Her ability to see every obstacle as an opportunity has been essential to our organization’s ability to grow and innovate over the past three years, and we are honored to have her recognized in this way.”

Premise Health is a leading worksite health and patient engagement company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee health care. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000. Premise Health is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information on Premise Health, visit


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