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Welcome to “The Business of UTMB Health”

Cheryl Sadro
Cheryl A. Sadro, CPA, MSM
Executive Vice President,
Chief Business and Finance Officer

Our Business and Finance team consists of approximately 1,300 women and men who provide “behind-the-scenes” support for UTMB’s health system, educational programs and research enterprise.

We are the people who hire and train staff, process invoices and build budgets, renovate and repair facilities, build and clean our hospitals and clinics, keep computers running, provide hot meals to patients and employees, advertise our programs and services, pay our employees and our vendors…basically, all of the support functions that keep UTMB running.

We developed this website for a number of reasons. First, the satisfaction surveys we conducted in December 2009 indicated our customers wanted greater accessibility, better communication and improved responsiveness. This new site is the first in a series of actions we’ll be implementing to respond to customer needs and improve our services in each of our areas.

Second, we are proud of the work we do and of our people who work hard to support UTMB’s goals. We want you to know who we are and what we do. We hope this site will make it easier for you to locate, access and understand Business and Finance operations.

Since we welcome input on how to continuously improve, this website will also be a work in progress that will evolve and expand over time to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. Whether you are a patient, faculty member, student, alumni, vendor or colleague, we are pleased to be of service to you.

Thanks for your support.

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Business Operations & Facilities

Under the direction of Mike Shriner, AIA, MBA, this group oversees a wide range of operational services, including: Accounts Payable, Acquisitions (Purchasing), Biological and Chemical Safety, Bookstore, Catering, Clinical Equipment Services, Environmental Protection Management, Environmental Services (Housekeeping), Field House, Fleet Services, Food Services – Patient Meals, Food Services – Retail, Housing, Inventory (Materials Management Supplies Warehouse), Life Safety, Mail Services, Maintenance, Materials Management Hospital Operations, Occupational Safety & Fire Prevention, One Call Center for Work Orders, Parking, Planning Design and Construction, Radiation Safety, Receiving and Delivery, Vending, Utilities.


Under the direction of Celia Bailey-Ochoa, CPA, MBA (Budget and Analysis), David Connaughton, CPA, CHFP (Finance – Clinical Enterprise, Matt Furlong, MBA (Financial Planning and Performance Management), Suman K. Smith (Revenue Cycle), Becky Korenek (Contracting Strategies) and John States (Institutional Financial Accounting and Reporting), the Finance Group oversees financial transactions such as: Accounting, Accounts Payable, Admitting and Registration Services, Asset Management, Budget and Planning, Business Systems, Cash Receipting, Centralized Outpatient Registration, Clinical Reporting, Contracting Strategies, Correctional Managed Care (CMC) Finance, Cost Reimbursements, EAST Finance Group, Financial Reporting, Healthcare Financial Management, Hospitals and Clinics EAST, Hospitals and Clinics Financial Reporting, Hospital Patient Financial Services, Operations, Payroll, Physician Billing Services (PBS), Revenue Cycle Operations and Treasury.

Business Operations & Facilities


Human Resources

Information Services