GRANITE CITY – Matt Blevins has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer at Gateway Regional Medical Center effective May 30.
Blevins has more than 10 years of experience, serving in leadership positions at hospitals and health care companies. For the past three years, he has served as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital, a 40-bed acute care hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
“I look forward to working with the dedicated team of professionals at Gateway Regional Medical Center. It’s because of their continuous hard work that GRMC has become such an important asset to the Granite City community,” Blevins said. “Patients have come to expect high-quality care with every visit to this hospital and I’m honored to be a part of the team providing such an experience for our patients.”
At Select Specialty, Blevins led the revitalization of an organization that had multiple strategic and financial opportunities. During his time there, Blevins recruited a number of core specialists to the community including Wound Care, Pulmonology and Internal Medicine. He also led the hospital through the conversion from traditional paper documentation to an Electronic Medical Records system as a step toward providing patients an even more convenient and quality experience.
“Matt offers a level of health care management expertise and a background in business development that will help us navigate the hospital through all the changes we see in the health care industry,” said Ed Cunningham, CEO of Gateway Regional Medical Center. “We look forward to working with him in his new role as our new COO.”
For information about Gateway Regional Medical Center, call (618) 798-3000.