Thirty-year financial veteran Kevin V. Roberts joining the health system in April after Kevin Brennan announces retirement
Roberts succeeds Kevin Brennan, CPA, FHFMA, who announced his retirement at the end of 2017 after more than 20 years with the health system. Brennan is Geisinger’s longest-serving CFO and has earned Geisinger numerous honors for financial leadership. Brennan will remain at Geisinger through June when he will become Chair of Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
Set to join Geisinger in April, Roberts has extensive and wide-ranging experience in business development and growth, corporate finance, health plans, mergers and acquisitions, financial operations, technology and investment management in large, complex, multi-site healthcare organizations. He joins Geisinger from BJC HealthCare, St. Louis, Missouri, a 15-hospital health system that includes Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital and its academic partner, Washington University School of Medicine, where he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer.
During his more than 30 years of professional experience, Roberts has also held executive-level finance positions at University Hospitals Health System and the Cleveland Clinic, both in Cleveland, Ohio, and Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.
“Throughout his career, Kevin Roberts has demonstrated a commitment to delivering the best in patient care combined with financial expertise,” said David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, Geisinger president and CEO. “We look forward to the contributions he will make as part of our leadership team and we’re confident he has the exceptional skills necessary to fill the shoes left by Kevin Brennan.”
Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in accountancy from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, and a master’s degree in business administration from Bradley University, Peoria. He is a certified public accountant.
“It’s an exciting time to be joining Geisinger, an organization with a 100-plus year legacy of providing exceptional care to the communities it serves,” Roberts said. “I look forward to being part of an innovative and forward-thinking team that keeps patients at the center of everything we do.”
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.