Erlanger Health System is continuing President and CEO Kevin M. Spiegel’s plan to grow its way to success with the appointment of new Chief Strategy Officer Matthew A. Gibson, FACHE.
Mr. Gibson recently served as executive vice president of business development and chief strategy officer for East Jefferson General Hospital, a community health system in Metairie and New Orleans, La. In this role, he oversaw multiple departments and service lines while developing strategies and business plans resulting in increased market share and growth in outpatient surgery and imaging.
He will begin his new role at Erlanger in mid-October.
“Matt has an extremely impressive track record in overseeing strategic planning and business development initiatives for healthcare organizations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky,” said Mr. Spiegel. “For the past 10 years he has distinguished himself in developing noteworthy strategic planning processes for pediatric and adult hospitals and service lines,” Spiegel noted. “Matt is exactly the kind of world-class talent we are targeting, and there is no question our new CSO will make a major contribution to continued increases in Erlanger’s market share, sustainable growth and reputation for world-class care.”
With over 10 years’ experience, Mr. Gibson has managed hospital operations through developing organized business strategy and the growth of product lines. Mr. Gibson previously served as senior vice president, chief strategy and business development officer for KentuckyOne Health, chief business development officer for the University of Mississippi Heath Care and in a regional leadership role for IASIS Healthcare in Texas and Louisiana.
Mr. Gibson is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He holds a master’s degree in health care administration and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Prior to his time at UAB, Mr. Gibson earned a bachelor’s of science in health services administration from Auburn University.