The Board of
Directors at Cherokee Regional Medical Center and UnityPoint Health announce
the appointment of Matt Johnson DPT, MHA, as President and CEO of Cherokee
Regional Medical Center (CRMC) effective February 22, 2016.
his career at CRMC eight years ago serving as a staff physical therapist. In
2010, he was named as the hospital’s Manager of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
responsible for the physical, occupational and speech therapy departments. During
the past 18 months, he also managed CRMC’s Wellness Center, located on the
Johnson is a
military veteran, serving in the 4th Infantry Division of the U.S.
Army as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Operations Specialist and later
Sergeant as a Non-Commissioned Officer. During his military career, he was
stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado before a deployment to Iraq in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
earned his Bachelor of Arts from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa and a
Doctor of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical
Center in Des Moines. In addition, he earned his Master of Healthcare
Administration from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in 2013.
He is a
member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Iowa Physical Therapy
Association and American Physical Therapy Association. Johnson also volunteers
with a number of events and organizations in the Cherokee community. He and his
wife, Molly, have two sons, Evan and Aaron.
Lundsgaard, Board Chair for Cherokee Regional Medical Center, says “The Board
is pleased that Matt has accepted the position of CEO. The Board and I look
forward to working with Matt in establishing the vision and setting the future
strategic direction for Cherokee Regional Medical Center.”
extremely excited for Matt on his appointment as CEO of Cherokee Regional
Medical Center. We want to welcome him to the UnityPoint Health executive
leadership team here at St. Luke’s,” says Lynn Wold, President and CEO at
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s. “His energy and leadership skills will serve
him well in his new position.”
UnityPoint Health – Sioux City and Cherokee Regional Medical Center
entered into a Hospital Management Agreement in October 2013.
About Cherokee Regional Medical Center
Cherokee Regional Medical Center provides a complete
circle of care to the residents of Cherokee County and the surrounding area
through a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital and full-time Emergency Services. In
addition, CRMC supports three regional medical clinics located in the
communities of Cherokee, Marcus and Holstein; The Beck, a 32-unit senior living
complex; home health and hospice services; Cherokee County Public Health
services; and the CRMC Wellness Center. For more information, visit Cherokee Regional
Medical Center online at www.cherokeermc.org.
About UnityPoint Health- St. Luke’s
UnityPoint Health –
St. Luke’s is one of the region’s most patient and family-centered hospitals,
delivering innovative care to communities in the tri-state area including Iowa,
Nebraska and South Dakota. St. Luke’s
treats more than 77,000 patients annually, coordinating care from the doctor’s
office to the hospital and back home through St. Luke’s, UnityPoint Clinic and
UnityPoint at Home.
UnityPoint Health – Sioux City, St. Luke’s health care professionals and
physician partners all work toward the same goal: getting patients healthy
sooner and keeping them healthy. With a full range of inpatient and outpatient
services at St. Luke’s and within UnityPoint Health, one of the nation’s most
integrated health systems, our vision is to provide the best outcome for every
patient, every time.
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