Experienced health finance executive to fill key role for health care system
January 7, 2014
Contact: Rob Brogna
WORCESTER – January 7, 2014 – Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, FACEP, President and Chief Executive Officer of UMass Memorial Health Care, today announced that Sergio Melgar has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest health care system in Central New England. The appointment is effective January 13, 2014.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Melgar will be responsible for system finances, Information Technology, and several other key corporate functions.
Mr. Melgar was most recently Chief Financial Officer International Operations in Santiago, Chile for CHRISTUS Health in Irving Texas, a system in excess of $4.3 billion in revenue.
Prior to that role, he was University Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for University of Kentucky Healthcare. He also spent 10 years as Chief Financial Officer for UCLA Healthcare in Los Angeles, CA.
Mr. Melgar spent the first 11 years of his career in public accounting with specialization in health care for Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.
“I am very excited to welcome Sergio to the UMass Memorial Health Care team,” said Dr. Dickson. “The health care industry is changing rapidly to meet health care reform expectations, including the many financial and business challenges that these important changes bring with it to health care providers. Innovative financial and business leaders such as Sergio will help strategically guide us through the many challenges and opportunities that we see our system experiencing for the foreseeable future. Sergio is uniquely positioned to assume this role at UMass Memorial Health Care because of his extensive experience in senior financial and leadership roles in prominent academic health care systems.”
Mr. Melgar said: "UMass Memorial Health Care’s national reputation and dedication to its mission and community health make it well positioned for a strong future. I look forward to joining this strong leadership team to build upon that tradition of unwavering commitment to providing quality care with fiscal responsibility and success.
Mr. Melgar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.