Special to Iredell Free News

Matthew Littlejohn has been promoted to network chief executive officer of Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville, effective July 25.

Matthew Littlejohn

Littlejohn was promoted from network COO, a position he has held at the hospitals since January, 2021. In his new role, he will succeed Clyde Wood, who recently announced his transition to the position of CEO at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Since joining the administrative team at Davis and Lake Norman, Littlejohn has recruited multiple primary care providers and physician specialists and has expanded capacity and occupancy of behavioral health services to better meet the needs of adult and geriatric patients.

He has managed daily operations to more effectively provide quality care to the patients served by the hospitals, and he has additionally worked to expand access points and presence in the community.

Prior to working in North Carolina, Littlejohn served as CEO of Tennova Healthcare’s Newport Medical Center in Newport, Tenn., where he expanded services, enhanced facilities, and recruited physicians. He previously served as assistant CEO of Tennova’s North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell, Tenn., before his promotion to CEO of Newport Medical Center. Prior to joining Tennova Healthcare, he held several leadership roles at Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville, S.C.

Littlejohn completed his administrative residency at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, S.C., also part of the Bon Secours Health System. He earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

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