George Bayless joined the executive staff of GBMC HealthCare in August 2006 as vice president of finance and serves as a member of the GBMC Executive Team. A veteran of more than 20 years of corporate financial experience in the public accounting and healthcare industries, Mr. Bayless is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting systems that provide for control of the profit and non-profit entities of GBMC HealthCare. He is also responsible for system-wide financial planning and the annual operating and capital budget process.
Previously, Mr. Bayless served as senior director of corporate internal audit and chief audit executive at the University of Maryland Medical System. He was also the chief financial officer of two UMMS hospitals and an audit senior manager with KPMG-Peat Marwick.
Mr. Bayless earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Baltimore and is a licensed certified public accountant in the state of Maryland. Mr. Bayless is secretary of the Maryland chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and also holds memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
A resident of Ellicott City, Md., Bayless serves as treasurer of Capital Region CSB Ministries, Inc. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, a preceptor with the Public Health Administrative Residency Program at Johns Hopkins University, and a past board member of the American Cancer Society.