Patient Matters™ Every Patient. Every Option.

Experts in Patient Receivables at the Helm

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.

Sheila Schweitzer, Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Ms. Schweitzer is founder and CEO of PatientMatters, a company focused on assisting healthcare in the management of the patient’s obligation. 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).

Patrick Chunn, Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Chunn is Chief Financial Officer at PatientMatters.  In his previous role, he was the CFO with Hospital Physician Partner in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  During his time at HPP he merged two large emergency department companies comprised of approximately $200 million in annual revenue, and combined two credit facilities into a $50 million credit facility/term loan with its senior lender.  He also completed two ED and hospitalist acquisitions as well as completing an accounting system migration to Great Plains and significant reporting system upgrade to BI360.

Mr. Chunn has an MBA from Lincoln University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, cum laude.

David Shelton, Chief Operating Officer

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. He holds the Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.

Paul T. Cottey, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Cottey is PatientMatter’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for the strategic direction of our 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.

He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Chris Rakoci, Strategic Advisor

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.

Lyman Sornberger, Strategic Advisor

Prior to joining PatientMatters, Mr. Sornberger was with the Cleveland Clinic Health Systems (CCHS) since 2006 as the Executive Director of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM).

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.

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