Melinda Estep, MBA
Managing Director, Delivery System
Melinda Estep has been advising providers and healthcare leaders nationwide for more than 25 years, offering keen industry insights in the areas of strategic financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, and financial advisory services.
Melinda works closely with a variety of healthcare organizations to help them maximize resources, access needed capital, and develop solid financial strategies for navigating healthcare’s uncertain future.
Prior to joining HMA, she served as a hospital CFO and chief of business development providing strategic direction for optimal market and competitive positioning for several departments. She also led a five-year capital planning effort, ensured compliance and contracting validity, and led the revenue cycle team to improve the patient experience and increase revenue.
In addition, Melinda has provided short-term and long-term forecasting and scenario modeling for various project teams. She specializes in developing business cases with key stakeholders and identifying barriers and mitigations of risk.
Previously she served more than 10 years with Denver Health and Hospital in various executive positions including chief of business development, associate chief of operations for service lines, and associate CFO of financial and strategic planning.
Melinda earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration and a Bachelor of Science in finance, both from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned a Lean Management Systems Black Belt and was a fellow with America’s Essential Hospitals (NAPH) and the Healthcare Finance Management Association.