HAGERSTOWN, MD – Robert Kertis joined the Brook Lane staff as Chief Financial Officer on June 7, 2021. “I really believe in Brook Lane’s mission,” says Bob. “Because of the varied experience I’ve gained from working in the health care arena over the years, I hope to bring valuable guidance and have a positive impact on the direction and success of this organization.”
Bob was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania. He spent the early part of his career in various financial-related positions at hospitals in the Pittsburgh, PA area. For nearly eight years, he was the System Director, Financial Planning and Reimbursement at Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, PA and then for seven years, was the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Calvert Health System in Prince Frederick, MD. He most recently was the Executive Director, Revenue Cycle at UPMC Western Maryland, in Cumberland, MD.
Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in finance and a minor in accounting from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, PA. Bob is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has completed Six Sigma training. He has significant strategic, operational and financial experience and is well versed in revenue cycle, compliance, joint ventures, operational improvement, patient satisfaction, contracting and population health. He has worked in all phases of healthcare including hospitals, physician practices and insurance.
Bob lives in Dillsburg, PA and has two children – a son Michael, 10, and a daughter Lyla, 7. He enjoys traveling and adventure fishing with his kids, whether that be in the ocean or the mountains. He also plays the guitar and likes to exercise and hike in his spare time.
About Brook Lane:
Brook Lane is a non-profit mental health facility with 500 employees in four locations. The main campus in Hagerstown, MD is home to a 57-bed hospital, one of only two private mental health inpatient facilities in the state of Maryland. It also provides partial hospitalization (a day treatment program) for both adults and children on the main campus and a child and adolescent program in Frederick, MD. Laurel Hall special education school has two locations: one on the main campus and one in Frederick. There are two outpatient locations, North Village in Hagerstown and Buckeystown Pike in Frederick. Both locations have licensed clinical staff who offer therapy for all ages, as well as the THRIVE program for children. The InSTEP program at North Village provides level 1 outpatient treatment and level 2.1 intensive outpatient treatment options for substance use.