Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has appointed Scott Wartelle as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective Feb. 4, 2019.

Wartelle has been with Tenet Healthcare since 2013. Before coming to Sierra Vista, he served as CFO for Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree and held the distinction as the hospital’s longest-tenured administrative team member. Wartelle oversaw numerous financial entities of the hospital including accounting, patient access, health information management, contracts and case management.

“Scott will be a wonderful addition to our executive team,” said Mark Lisa, CEO of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center. “He brings with him years of experience in understanding the various acute and post-acute service lines from a financial perspective and we are thrilled to have him bring his skill-set and knowledge to the Central Coast.”

Prior to his role at Hi-Desert Medical Center, Wartelle served as Assistant CFO at Houston Northwest Medical Center, a 430-bed Tenet Healthcare facility in Texas. He served as the Controller and Director of Accounting for the Women & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana, the premier pediatric hospital in South Central Louisiana. Wartelle has also served in various finance and decision support positions.

Wartelle earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and graduated from the Tenet Finance Academy in 2015. Wartelle was also an active member of the Joshua Tree Rotary Club.

About Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center

As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 164 beds, Sierra Vista puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare. High-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics, cancer care and trauma. Sierra Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the county’s designated trauma center. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has been serving the community since 1959. To learn more about Sierra Vista, please visit