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Amber Woodward-Smith

Chief Financial Officer, Sarah Cannon Research Institute

Amber Woodward-Smith serves as chief financial officer (CFO) for Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI). She joined SCRI in 2019 and is responsible for operational and financial leadership of the company.

Previously, Amber served as CFO for HCA Healthcare’s Physician Services Group – Urgent Care. Amber was recruited to HCA Healthcare to lead 24 CareNow clinics, which were added to the Urgent Care portfolio in 2014. In 2015, Amber’s leadership expanded to support all urgent care operations across the enterprise. With her oversight, Amber advanced several key acquisitions and developments to better serve patients in the urgent care setting.

Amber has worked in a variety of financial leadership areas for several nationally-recognized healthcare organizations. By blending her entrepreneurial spirit with her ability to enhance business operations, she has helped to scale several start-ups in Nashville and beyond.