EJGH Names Chief Strategy Officer

METAIRIE, LA – Matthew A. Gibson has been appointed chief strategy officer at East Jefferson General Hospital.

         The announcement was made by EJGH President and CEO Dr. Mark J. Peters.

         Gibson comes to the Metairie-based community hospital from KentuckyOne Health where he was senior vice president and chief strategy and business development officer. Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky.

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         “We are thrilled to have the tremendous experience in healthcare management that Matt brings to EJGH,” Dr. Peters says. “He will be a leader in shaping efforts to enhance the quality and service that EJGH brings to the community it serves.”

         While at KentuckyOne Health, Gibson’s duties included direct oversight of strategy and business development, real estate and facilities management, emergency preparedness and biomedical engineering. He was responsible for implementing a system-wide primary care strategy emphasizing quality, safety and service for the 2,329-bed healthcare system. He also led a revenue enhancement initiative that produced $144 million in expense reductions and new revenue for KentuckyOne Health.

         Previously, he served in administration and business development roles at healthcare providers in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Texas.

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         “Matt brings a wealth of experience in service line strategies and operational efficiencies,” Dr. Peters said. “As East Jefferson General Hospital plans and prepares for future growth, Matt’s expertise will drive the next chapter in serving our community.”

         Gibson received a bachelor of science degree in health services administration from Auburn University, a master of science in health administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a master of business administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical health services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

         Gibson and his wife, Sarah, are Louisiana natives and parents of an 8-month-old daughter.

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