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Lexington Medical Center

Jeffrey Brillhart was placed as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. Lexington Medical Center is a 428-bed medical complex that anchors a countywide network of more than 600 physicians, 1,600 nurses, 65 medical practices, six community-based medical and urgent care centers, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, and an Alzheimer's care center. It is recognized as one of the fastest-growing, most successful hospitals in the Southeast, having earned a Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation for ten years in a row, as well as the prestigious Summit Award from Press Ganey. In his role, Jeff is accountable for revenue cycle operations; managed care payer relationship development; health information, records management, and coding; and decision support/reporting. He is charged with developing and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure sufficient cash flow, reduced hospital operating costs, and increased revenues, and with ensuring consistently high levels of financial compliance, acting as a liaison to all external financial constituents.

Before joining Lexington, Jeff served as vice president and chief financial officer for Chesapeake Regional Healthcare in Chesapeake, Virginia, a community healthcare system consisting of a 310-bed acute care hospital, a primary care and surgical physician group, an assisted living facility, ambulatory surgery centers, home health and hospice, and a lifestyle facility, with annual net patient service revenue of approximately $315 million. In that capacity, he was responsible for all hospital financial functions, including revenue cycle, treasury, capital planning, analysis, budgeting, and financial reporting, working collaboratively with the CEO and governing board on the development of long- and short-term operational and strategic plans. During his tenure, Jeff successfully improved system operating income by $5.3 million in the first year; reduced gross AR days from 69 to 48; secured $123 million of financing to support an Epic conversion, debt refinancing, and a new ambulatory surgery center; increased annual point-of-service collections by 132%; renegotiated the organization's two largest commercial payor contracts, generating $5.3 million in additional annual reimbursement; and installed new budgeting and capital asset tracking systems.

Previously, Jeff served as the vice president of finance and acting chief operating officer for Home Choice Partners, a DaVita company in Norfolk, Virginia; as the vice president of finance for Advantis Real Estate Services Company, also in Norfolk; and as the director of finance for Sentara Enterprises in Norfolk. He began his career in banking and accounting roles with Christian Broadcasting Network, Crestar Bank, and Ernst & Young.

Jeff is originally from Virginia. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from The College of William and Mary, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Jeff and his wife are the parents of grown children; outside of work, he is well on his way to achieving his goal of running a marathon in every state.

QLK's Sharman McGurn and Courtney Lada led the search to recruit Jeff to Lexington Medical Center, where his duties began on June 12, 2017.

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