June 21, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s HealthCare has named Shari Collier as its new chief financial officer, effective June 12.
Collier has more than 25 years of financial management and leadership experience, with 20 years spent in the healthcare industry.
“With a proven track record of strong financial management and business development, Shari will undoubtedly make a strong addition to our team,” David Huffstutler, chief executive officer at St. David’s HealthCare, said. “I am confident she will play a key role in the continued growth of St. David’s HealthCare.”
For the past four years, Collier has served as chief financial officer of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, a 680-bed acute care hospital in Denver, Colorado, where she successfully managed the facility’s financial operations. Before joining Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Collier served for 12 years as chief financial officer for Overland Park Regional Medical Center, a 343-bed facility in Overland Park, Kansas.
Collier, a certified public accountant, has served as an accountant at KPMG, LLP; Coca-Cola Enterprises; and Arthur Anderson LLP, as well as in various healthcare roles.
She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Memphis in Tennessee.
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St. David’s HealthCare
With more than 117 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The organization has been recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence. St. David’s HealthCare is the third-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 10,200 employees.
St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between a hospital management company and two local non-profits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $518 million has been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of Central Texans.