December 27, 2012
Mike Burris has been named vice president and chief financial officer for the Sentara Blue Ridge Region, which is currently comprised of Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville and RMH Healthcare in Harrisonburg.
Burris has served as chief financial officer of Martha Jefferson Hospital since June 1986 and as interim chief financial officer for RMH since May 1.
Both Martha Jefferson Hospital and RMH are members of the 10-hospital, not-for-profit Sentara Health System. Over the past year, the two hospitals have been working more closely together since they are in the same region, noted Martha Jefferson Hospital President Jim Haden.
“I was glad that Mike was willing to take on this new role when it became available,” commented Haden. “He has a sincere interest in understanding how different financial situations affect our organization and our patients and is always looking to make the best decisions possible. Both Martha Jefferson and RMH are fortunate to have him as part of their teams.”
Before joining MJH, he served as the vice president of Finance and chief financial officer at Radford Community Hospital, now the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, in Radford, Virginia. He started his career in public accounting.
Burris holds a B.S. in business, with a major in accounting, from Virginia Tech. He is a certified public accountant and a certified Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the RMH team for the last eight months and I look forward to continuing our relationship in a permanent capacity,” said Burris. “I appreciate the opportunity to help both RMH and Martha Jefferson Hospital achieve their goals and continue to remain financially strong to serve their respective communities.”
Burris and his wife, Diane, have three children and live in Charlottesville.