EMHS Welcomes Chief Strategy Officer

EMHS president and CEO, M. Michelle Hood, FACHE is pleased to announce that Matthew Weed has joined EMHS as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

Weed fills a position vacated nearly two years ago by Jerry Whalen, former vice president of Business Development at EMHS. Weed will be responsible for developing and implementing both short- and long-term strategies. In addition, he will provide leadership and coordinate activities for the Strategic Planning Committee of the EMHS Board of Directors, as well as select leadership steering committees and teams. Michelle Hood commented, “We look forward to welcoming Matt to our EMHS family. I’ve known Matt for a long time and find him to be a thought leader and problem solver. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and strategy, he will also be instrumental in building and managing relationships with various stakeholders both internal and external to EMHS.” In addition to strategic planning, Weed will oversee marketing and communications, community health and grants, government relations, and philanthropy,” Hood said.

Weed received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science at the University of Utah in 1982, and his Masters of Business Administration at Brigham Young University in 1984. During his distinguished career at Intermountain Health in Utah, Weed held a large variety of positions, including senior financial consultant and manager of costing systems; director of Physician Relations; assistant administrator; assistant vice president of Strategic Research and Planning; assistant vice president of Healthcare eBusiness; and director of Strategy, Planning, and Business Development.

A lifelong resident of Utah, Weed and his wife, Annette, have relocated to Maine to experience their first winter in the Northeast. “Having spent time here on multiple occasions, we are happy to be Maine residents,” Weed said “I have great respect for EMHS—its not-for-profit mission, its leadership, and the system’s progressiveness in the industry. I've studied EMHS closely for the past several years and I am thrilled to now be part of it."

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