Geisinger names new executive vice president

Ioannis Pashakis//October 1, 2019

Geisinger names new executive vice president

Ioannis Pashakis//October 1, 2019

Matthew Walsh, COO of Geisinger’s clinical operations, joined the hospital system’s executive leadership team. PHOTO/SUBMITTED

Geisinger COO Matthew Walsh joined the Montour County-based hospital system’s executive leadership team this month as its new executive vice president.

Walsh began working with Geisinger two years ago and has since overseen initiatives within the system to improve access to ambulatory services, operating rooms, the emergency department and inpatient services.

Geisinger announced Walsh’s appointment on Monday. He plans to continue his role as COO along with the executive vice president position. As executive vice president, Walsh will be responsible for strategic and operational leadership and planning for Geisinger.

Walsh is replacing Lyn Miller, Geisinger’s former executive vice president who will be retiring in 2020 after 30 years with the system.

“During his time at Geisinger, Matt has proven that he is the clear choice to lead Geisinger’s efforts to make health easier for our communities by bringing together all aspects of our organization to better serve our friends and neighbors,” said Dr. Jaewon Ryu, president and CEO of Geisinger.

Geisinger operates 13 hospital campuses, including Geisinger Holy Spirit in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County and more than 100 outpatient and ambulatory clinics. The system employs about 32,000 people and more than 1,300 physicians.

Walsh said he doesn’t see a more exciting time to be a part of Geisinger’s leadership.

“In front of us stands an incredible opportunity to make health easier for members of our communities by unifying the touchpoints across their journeys to health with a simple, cohesive experience whether it’s in a physician’s office, walking into an urgent care facility, at the pharmacy or calling in to make an appointment,” he said.