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Moore named associate vice chancellor for Finance

Aug. 8, 2013, 10:21 AM

Cecelia B. Moore, MHA, CPA, vice president of Finance and Chief Operating Officer for the Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) with Duke University Health System, has been named associate vice chancellor for Finance at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In this key role at Vanderbilt, Moore reports to Brett Sweet, Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for Finance & Chief Financial Officer. She will work closely with Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, in support of VUMC’s leadership team and the entire Medical Center.

As a member of VUMC’s executive leadership, Moore will be responsible for all financial and control activities for VUMC, including the Vanderbilt University hospitals and clinics, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and all affiliated programs. She will also play a central role in supporting VUMC’s health system integration and expansion activities in the region.

“In Cecelia, the search committee found the ideal mix of operational, financial and leadership skills to help guide and transform the support provided by the Medical Center finance team,” said Sweet. “We are thrilled to have her join Vanderbilt’s team.”

In addition to working with the executive leadership team of VUMC, Moore will also work closely with the Provost’s office, general counsel’s office, human resources, information technology, informatics, the university’s medical center affairs and audit committee of the Board of Trust and the local health care community.

“At a time when the financial aspects of health care are growing more complex and will remain in a state of rapid change, we are delighted to have someone with Cecelia’s strong background and depth of experience join the University’s leadership team,” said Balser. “We look forward to the important contributions she will make as we continue to set the course for the Medical Center’s future.”

Moore obtained both her bachelor’s and Master of Health Administration degrees from Duke University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to her current position as Vice President of Finance and Chief Operating Officer for the Patient Revenue Management Organization, she was Chief Financial Officer for the Private Diagnostic Clinic at Duke University Medical Center.

At Duke, Moore provided operational and strategic leadership for 1,400 employees and managed an annual operating expense budget of more than $105 million. She was responsible for overseeing annual collections exceeding $2.7 billion. Some of her accomplishments at Duke include: guiding the implementation of a new patient accounting, access, and medical records system across the Duke Medicine enterprise; revising the clinical trials billing process in conjunction with the School of Medicine and research leadership; and working closely with information technology to implement an online patient business functionality to improve patient satisfaction.

“I am excited by the opportunity to join an outstanding organization like Vanderbilt,” she said. The dedication and passion to serve patients and provide groundbreaking leadership and innovation within health care was evident in each person I spoke with. The team at Vanderbilt is ready to take on the challenge of health reform while remaining a strong and vibrant academic medical center. I look forward to leading the finance team to support the mission, vision and values of Vanderbilt.”

In addition to Balser and Sweet, the search committee included: Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System; John Manning Jr., Ph.D., MBA, associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and chief administrative officer for VUMC; Nancy Brown, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine; Paul Sternberg Jr., M.D., assistant vice chancellor for Adult Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer; Luke Gregory, CEO of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; and David Posch, CEO of Vanderbilt University Hospital and Clinics.

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