Emory University Hospital in Decatur. (PHOTO via Emory Healthcare)

Emory, expanding, hires new hospital CEO from South Carolina

Emory University Hospital has hired a new CEO.

Starting Aug. 19, Matt Wain will oversee the university’s flagship hospital as well as Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital and Emory University Hospital at Wesley Woods.

Wain currently serves as chief operating officer at Medical University of South Carolina Health in Charleston, S.C. He oversaw more than $1 billion in major capital projects there, Emory said in a statement.

MUSC, like Emory, is more than just a hospital. It bills itself as “the premier bio medical research institution in South Carolina.”

Wain will begin the Emory job as his predecessor and other leaders at Emory Healthcare are busy integrating many care providers that used to be independent, such as DeKalb Medical Center, into the Emory system.

Matt Wain, incoming CEO of Emory University Hospital, will start the job in August. (PHOTO via Emory Healthcare)
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A challenge for all of them will be maintaining or raising the facilities’ level of quality to maintain the Emory brand as the system’s workload expands.

At Wain’s current job, MUSC leaders have just executed a similar acquisition, bringing in four new community hospitals.

In a statement announcing the hire, Dr. Bryce Gartland, Wain’s predecessor as CEO, said that Wain “is a highly energetic, positive and dynamic leader.” 

Wain is also a former Blackhawk military pilot and earned a master of aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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