Leading a hospital is not for the faint of heart. You have committed countless years and sleepless nights to improve the health of your communities. We share the same mission.
With an average tenure of more than 25 years, each member of our leadership team has worked to improve business office processes, increase net revenues, reduce bad debt and most importantly brought innovation to the revenue cycle. From launching the first enterprise class revenue cycle management system to pioneering the patient electronic financial record, from providing leadership to the HFMA to penning thousands of articles, PatientMatters is built on a solid foundation.
We are committed to bringing Every Patient, Every Option to mitigate the financial uncertainty that troubles hospitals and patients alike.
Ms. Schweitzer is founder and CEO of PatientMatters, a company formed from the acquisition of Medical Advocacy Services for Healthcare (MASH) and the development of the Periscope platform. Prior to PatientMatters, Ms. Schweitzer was CEO and Chairman of the Board of Caremedic. Under her leadership Caremedic achieved a lead position in the HCIT revenue cycle market, successfully brought to market the first enterprise class revenue management system, the electronic Financial Record (eFR).
Chris has an extensive 35+ year career in Executive Management with leading healthcare organizations both for profit and not for profit. She was a founding member of Accretive Health and served as Senior Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations. Previously Chris held various executive positions with HCA, HealthTrust and Triad Hospitals.
Ms. Rakoci is best known in the industry for her innovative approaches to the management of healthcare receivables and increasing net revenue yield. During her career, she has focused on business office process improvement, increasing net revenues, reducing operating costs and reducing bad debt.
Mr. Shelton has been Operations Vice President at MASH (Medical Advocacy Services for Healthcare, Inc.) for eight years prior to the company’s acquisition by PatientMatters. He has extensive national and international experience in medical manufacturing and distribution.
His career also includes his role as general manager for a large national service company, as well as insurance industry experience.
Mr. Cottey is PatientMatters’ Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for the strategic direction of technology and for its successful deployment and operation.
Previously he was Chief Information Officer at Accretive Health where he was responsible for customer-facing applications, internal applications, and IT operations.
Mr. Cottey has also served as Vice President of Information Technology and Systems at the Gores Group and was an Executive Partner with Accenture where he was responsible for client delivery and for a team of technology architects.
As EVP Sales for PatientMatters, Mr. Holland brings 30 years of executive management experience spanning healthcare providers and emerging and Fortune 500 technology and service companies.
His prior experience includes INOVA Healthcare, University of Tennessee and Wishard Regenstreif Hospital. Additionally, Mr. Holland has served as Vice President of Sales for Siemens, Lawson, Carelogistics and Healthport. His expertise includes revenue cycle, patient throughput, technology, outsourcing, clinical solutions, EHR and current healthcare trends.
Prior to joining PatientMatters, Mr. Sornberger was with the Cleveland Clinic Health Systems since 2006 as the Executive Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) for the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CCHS).
Prior to his affiliation with CCHS he was with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for twenty-two years as a leader in the revenue cycle management. Both organizations with revenues of six billion plus are stellar health systems.
In the past twenty-nine years he is proud to have served as a consultant and advisor with various practices nationally. He has authored over 2200 articles for HFMA, AHAM, and other leaders in the Revenue Cycle arena.