Northeast Georgia Health System Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

After an extensive national search and interview process, Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) has appointed Brian D. Steines, CPA, MBA, as its new chief financial officer.  

“Brian comes to NGHS with years of leadership and expertise in healthcare finance,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of NGHS.  “We are fortunate to have such an experienced and qualified leader – especially in this time of change in healthcare.”

Steines holds a master’s degree in Business and Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Public Administration, Accounting from the University of Arizona, Tucson.  Steines is also a certified public accountant (CPA).

“I’m honored to join NGHS, which has a tremendous national reputation, and continue its solid track record of balancing margin and mission to meet the healthcare needs of the community,” said Steines.  “My wife and I, along with our two youngest sons, are already enjoying the area and calling it home.”

Most recently, Steines served as chief financial officer for University of Missouri Health Care and the MU School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri.  In that role, he oversaw all financial aspects of the state’s premiere academic health system – which includes five facilities, a medical school, a Level 1 Trauma Center, 600 employed physicians and 500 residents providing services to all 114 counties in the state.

Prior to that, Steines served as the vice president of Financial Operations for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network’s Arizona Market – an integrated delivery network that includes five acute care hospitals with 1,362 licensed beds and $1.5 billion in net revenue.

Steines has also held leadership roles with Vanguard Health Care, Health Management Associates and Catholic Healthcare West.



Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.  Our team cares for more than 800,000 people across the region through three hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has three hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow – with a total of 713 beds and more than 700 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. Learn more at