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Linda Burt Earns Becker's Recognition as Top Female Leader

Published: Dec. 30, 2015

CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015 edition of its list of "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" and Linda Burt, Methodist Health System CFO, made the list.

Burt was joined on the list by two other Nebraska executives. In May, Burt was the only Nebraskan named to Becker’s List of Top 150 CFOs to Know.

Burt joined 129 women, who are executives at hospitals and health systems across the nation, and have established themselves as successful leaders within the ever-changing healthcare industry.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through an editorial review process that included nominations, leadership and management skills and career accomplishments.

"It is fitting that Linda has again been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review,” said John Fraser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “She is a consummate, seasoned health care executive, who serves as a role model for all health care executives, regardless of gender".

Burt has been the vice president and chief financial officer for Nebraska Methodist Health System since 2008. 

During her tenure she has been integral in the implementation of an improved clinical documentation program resulting in substantial savings, restructured the finance division to enhance financial reporting, redesigned revenue cycle processes to meet changing requirements and has guided Methodist to an improved bond rating the past two years based on the organization’s financial stability.

Prior to joining NMHS, she held chief financial officer positions at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.; Ancillia Systems, Inc., Hobart, Ind. and Rockford Health System, Rockford Ill. In addition, Burt held senior finance positions at Northwestern Memorial and Lutheran General Hospitals in Chicago, Ill. 

Burt holds a master’s in accounting from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass. and a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

She is an editorial advisor to the Journal of Accountancy, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Healthcare Financial Management Association, an advanced member of Healthcare Financial Management Association and a member of U.S. Bank’s Omaha Advisory Board.

Burt is also active in the Omaha community as she serves as chair of the governing committee of the Omaha Symphony, is a board member of Mosaic (organization for adults with intellectual disabilities servicing 11 states), Lauritzen Gardens and trustee of the Business Ethics Alliance and the Omaha Network.