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Linda Burt Makes Becker's List of Top 150 CFOs

Published: May 27, 2015

CHICAGO — Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015 edition of its list of "150 Hospital and Health System CFOs to Know" and Linda Burt, Methodist Health System CFO, made the list.

Burt was the only CFO from Nebraska to make the list.

Individuals included on the list helped navigate their organizations through the stormy seas of healthcare reform during the shift to value-based healthcare. This is the second year Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list with 150 healthcare finance leaders.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected leaders through an editorial review process that included considering nominations, reviewing prior lists from the publication and conducting editorial research.

“We certainly feel that Linda is very deserving of this recognition as she has guided our organization to a very solid financial position,” said John Fraser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Her knowledge of the health care industry and her strategic financial decisions have steered this organization through some rather challenging times.”

Burt has been 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, implemented a new patient accounting system 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 and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Healthcare Financial Management Association.