Brett McCone Appointed Senior Vice President Of Finance At UM BWMC


The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC), a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), has appointed Brett McCone as the senior vice president of finance. McCone will oversee the organization’s financial operations, drive innovative strategies, and nurture growth and financial sustainability. He will also work closely with UMMS leadership to ensure UM BWMC’s continued growth initiatives align with the system’s larger strategic priorities.

McCone brings a wide array of experiences in health care financial management, health policy and advocacy to UM BWMC. He has extensive experience serving as a hospital field expert on reimbursement, financial and capital planning, service line analytics, cost assessments, and legislative and regulatory matters.

“We are thrilled to have Brett McCone join our leadership team,” said Kathy McCollum, president and CEO of UM BWMC. “His strategic approach to financial performance will play a pivotal role in expanding our care services across the region and supporting our greater mission and vision. He is a proven leader who shows great respect for the people of Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland, and I am confident that his strong track record of creativity and compassion will serve UM BWMC and our community well.”

McCone comes to UM BWMC from the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), where he served for nearly a decade, most recently as the senior vice president of health care payment. In this role, McCone led MHA’s work on health care payment matters and advocated for MHA’s member hospitals. Prior to joining MHA, McCone was a managing director in KPMG LLP’s Healthcare Advisory Services practice, where he led major consulting engagements with some of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic.

“I am excited to join the UM BWMC team and leverage my previous experience with financial and capital planning to help the organization further expand its academic medicine footprint,” McCone said. “As a longtime resident of Anne Arundel County, I’ve witnessed UM BWMC’s commitment to the health and well-being of the community. I’m eager to help drive fiscally responsible innovations that will help UM BWMC continue to meet the long-term care needs of the people it serves.”

McCone received his bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University, and he received a Master of Health Science degree in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A longtime member of the Health Care Financial Management Association, he is the regional executive for 2023-2024 and was previously president of the Maryland chapter. McCone serves as the committee secretary for Boy Scout Troop 450 in Severna Park and is an active member at Severna Park United Methodist Church.


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