Mike Burris has been named vice president and chief financial officer for the Sentara Blue Ridge Region, which is currently comprised of RMH Healthcare in Harrisonburg and Martha Jefferson Hospital
Burris has served as interim chief financial officer for RMH since May 1. He has served as chief financial officer of Martha Jefferson Hospital since June 1986.
Both RMH and Martha Jefferson Hospital are members of the 10-hospital, not-for-profit Sentara Health System
. The two hospitals have been working more closely together since they are in the same region, noted RMH President Jim Krauss.
“Mike is an experienced financial executive with great knowledge of healthcare,” said RMH President Jim Krauss. “He has a special interest in seeking to understand the impact of financial decisions upon touchpoints with patients. During his interim role with RMH, he has made a very positive impression on our board members and the senior leadership team. We are fortunate to have him here.”
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.