Nelson named new CFO for Sentara blue ridge region
Stewart R. Nelson has accepted the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Sentara Blue Ridge Region, which includes Sentara RMH Medical Center, effective January 5, 2018. He will be replacing Mike Burris, who became the CFO over the Sentara Blue Ridge Region in 2012.
Nelson has served as the CFO of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Va. since November, 1989. During his 28 years of service, he has accomplished many goals and achievements for the hospital and the region it serves. Nelson led the financial and information systems expansion, was significantly involved with the growth of the medical group Sentara Dominion Health Medical Associates, and successfully executed several major financing projects, including the construction of the 120-bed skilled nursing facility, Sentara Meadow View Terrace, and the East Tower of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital, which included the dietary and radiology departments.
In addition to the many completed projects and milestones that Nelson has achieved, he also was instrumental in the conceptualization and development of Sentara Halifax Dental Clinic, offering dental services for children and underserved populations, and MedAssist, a service that provides free medication for low-income individuals.
Nelson will begin the transition into his new role throughout the fall of 2017 and into the new year