George Pink


  • PhD, University of Toronto, 1988


Dr. Pink teaches courses in healthcare finance and is involved in several research projects, including the Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue-specific Rural Research Studies, Rural Health Research Grant Program, and the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation, all funded by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.  Prior to receiving a PhD in corporate finance, he spent ten years in health services management, planning, and consulting.  As a consultant, he directed or participated in planning projects for ten small, rural hospitals.  In the past 30 years, he has served on over 100 boards and committees of hospitals and other healthcare organizations. He has written more than 80 peer-reviewed articles and has made more than 250 presentations in ten countries.  He is a member of the Board of Piedmont Health Services, a large community health center that provides primary health care to residents of five largely rural counties in North Carolina.

Research Interests

  • Health care finance
  • Rural hospital financial management
  • Financial performance and condition