ST. LOUIS, MO – SSM Health has named Matthew Hanley, MD, as Chief Clinical Officer. In this role, Dr. Hanley is responsible for ensuring SSM Health delivers on its Mission of providing exceptional health care services, while further strengthening the ministry’s partnerships with employed and independent physicians, and optimizing education and research in the delivery of evidence-based care.
Dr. Hanley comes to SSM Health from Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 2015, he has served as Chief Medical Officer for Atrium’s Metro Group, providing leadership, operational expertise, and strategic oversight of quality, patient safety, and clinical initiatives for dozens of acute care, post-acute care, ambulatory, behavioral health and children’s facilities. Dr. Hanley also served on the boards of Atrium’s Clinically Integrated Network, Medicare ACO, and Third-party Insurance Administrator, among several other leadership roles.
Prior to his role at Atrium Health, Dr. Hanley served as Chief Medical Officer at Carolinas Medical Center, also in Charlotte, and as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Centra Health in Lynchburg, Virginia.
“Dr. Hanley will play a critical role integrating care across the inpatient, outpatient and post-acute care continuum as we continue to shift from volume to value-based payment,” said Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, president/chief executive officer of SSM Health. “He will also serve as our chief clinical leader on clinical quality, safety and physician leadership development.”
Dr. Hanley earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine.