Palmetto State News 2018-2019 Issue 1 - Page 16

CFO Q&A featuring…. Jeff Brillhart

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what brought you to South Carolina.

I am a native Virginian that grew up in the Hampton Roads area. I went to high

school in Virginia Beach and got my undergraduate degree in Accounting at

Virginia Tech and my MBA from the College of William & Mary. I’m married with

three children, two of which are married and one that is still in college.

I started off my career at Ernst & Young as an auditor and eventually ended up in health care. Most of my health care experience has been with operations outside of the hospital (i.e., physician practices, home health, DME, home infusion, medical transport, etc.). I’ve worked for Sentara HealthCare, HomeChoice Partners (a subsidiary of DaVita), and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

I ended up in South Carolina when I responded to a recruiter’s email about a CFO opportunity at Lexington Medical Center. I typically don’t respond to those solicitations, but I was so intrigued by what I was hearing (i.e., profitable stand-alone hospital undergoing the largest hospital expansion in SC history, etc.) that I decided to pursue. Fortunately for me, things worked out and I came on board in June 2017.

I know that you enjoy running and have a person goal. Would you mind sharing that goal and tell us how close you are to fulfilling that goal?

Back in 1999 I set a goal to run a marathon in every state. Not sure what I was thinking, but after 19 years of hitting the pavement and probably more than 15,000 miles, I’m happy to report I’m scheduled to complete my last state, Alaska, this month. This journey has taken me to so many beautiful places, and I’ve met some pretty incredible and inspiring people.

How do you maintain work/life balance?

Maintaining the appropriate work/life balance doesn’t happen by accident. It takes extreme intentionality. It’s very easy to let the pressures and demands of work consume you.