United Way Welcomes Matt Thompson to Board

Matt Thompson, MHA, FACHE has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Sparrow Carson Hospital located in mid- Michigan since 2011.  Prior to this position, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Carson City Hospital and Vice President of Support Services for Pennock Hospital, Hastings, Michigan.  With over 25 years of health care administration experience, Matt’s focus has been on the patient experience, achieving quality of care goals and advancing the organization’s Mission, Vision and Values through strategic planning, Board and community engagement and leading  small and rural hospitals through significant change processes.
Matt graduated from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana with a Bachelors Degree in Business Health Administration and earned his Master’s Degree from Indiana University.  He resides with his wife of 25 years and two children, Jeremy and Emily in rural central Michigan. Jeremy is a freshman attending Western Michigan University and Emily is a sophomore attending Fulton Schools.

Community and Professional Involvement is listed below:


American College of Healthcare Executives, Fellow since 2006    
Great Lakes Healthcare Executives Group 1994 - present
    Elected to Great Lakes Chapter Board of Directors, 2006 – 2009
    Elected to Chapter Treasurer, 2008-2009
Regents Advisory Council, Central Michigan ACHE Chapter, Appointed, 2005    
Small and Rural Hospital Council, Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Appointed, 2011
Sparrow Carson Hospital  Board of Directors, Appointed 2012- present
Carson Foundation Board of Directors, Appointed 2013 – to present
Women’s Choice Advisory Board, Appointed, 2014 – to present



 HPS Board of Managers, 2007 to present
     Board Chairman, 2012
Hastings Rotary Club Member, 1995 - 2008
    Board of Directors, 2002- 2005
Barry County United Way Board of Directors, 1996 - 2008
Chairman of Budget and Allocations Division, 1997 - 2005
Executive Committee, 2001 – 2007
Vice President, Board of Directors, 2004 –2005
President, 2005- 2007
YMCA Board of Directors, 1998 - 2001
Barry County Community Mental Health Authority Board, 2000 - 2008
Barry Health Assessment Team, 1999 - 2005
Member, First Presbyterian Church, Hastings Michigan; Deacon, 2002-2005
Barry Eaton Health Plan Board of Directors (Indigent Care Health Plan), 2002 - 2008