Nick Barto

Nick guides BJC HealthCare’s strategic growth and integration initiatives including collaboration and alignment with Washington University School of Medicine. As chief financial officer he has responsibility for the organization’s current and long-term financial success, overseeing corporate and operational finance, data and analytics, managed care/value-based contracting, revenue cycle, supply chain, treasury and investments. 

Nick joined BJC in 2018 and played a critical role leading the system through the unprecedented financial challenges posed by COVID-19, helping ensure that it remained among the top-performing systems in the nation. He also worked with clinical and operational leadership to establish BJC’s Business Intelligence and Data Solutions group and led the partnership with Washington University to launch the data and research firm CuriMeta. 

Prior to joining BJC, Nick was senior vice president, corporate finance and investments, and chief financial officer for enterprise business lines at Catholic Health Initiatives (the predecessor to CommonSpirit Health), where he was responsible for the organization’s treasury and investment functions, operational and corporate finance, capital planning and payer strategy, as well as Catholic Health Initiatives’ senior living division, clinical engineering, real estate and physical asset services/construction. He previously held senior financial roles at Novant Health, McColl Partners, Lehman Brothers and The Wilkerson Group. 

Nick earned a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University. He is a member of the Health Care Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the board of CuriMeta. Previously, he has served on the boards and advisory committees of ExceleraRx Corp., Consonance Capital Partners, Centura Health, US Acute Care Solutions and Alta Partners, LLC.