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Bon Secours Names New Greenville Market President

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, announced today that Matt Caldwell has been named president of the health system’s Greenville market, effective April 29, 2019. Caldwell has served as president of the Mercy Health — Springfield, Ohio market since 2016.

Caldwell will oversee operations, quality, service and growth goals for the St. Francis Downtown and St. Francis Eastside hospitals and the health system’s medical campus, which includes St. Francis Millennium and St. Francis Cancer Center. His collaborative leadership style and commitment to operational excellence will advance growth in the Greenville market, with an emphasis on excellent patient care that will enable Bon Secours to serve the community well into the future.

“Matt is an integrative and dynamic leader who will continue the ongoing journey to increase patient satisfaction,” said Mark Nantz, interim president, Atlantic Group, Bon Secours Mercy Health. “He has a keen ability to identify and build upon local opportunities that support our commitment to expanding our healing ministry in Greenville and its surrounding communities.”

As he steps into this new role, Caldwell will work closely with the board, physician and market-level leadership to ensure a smooth transition.

Caldwell is uniquely qualified to understand the role of caregivers in a successful health care environment, having started his own career in health care as a nurse. During his career, he served in critical care, post-operative care, recovery care and as a case manager. In Springfield, he spearheaded a ministry-wide emergency department collaborative, focused on standardizing patient experience in emergency departments across the ministry.

Caldwell said, “Bon Secours St. Francis is a leading, successful community health system focused on the highest quality patient care. I am honored to take on this role and to work with our physicians and associates to serve the distinct needs of our patients across Greenville.”

Prior to his time at Bon Secours Mercy Health, Caldwell spent four years as CEO of Tennova Healthcare. He previously served as CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center and has health care leadership experience at other Texas hospitals in a variety of roles, including chief operating officer, chief nursing officer, and vice president of patient care support.

Caldwell holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas.

About Bon Secours

Bon Secours is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (,) one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and New York, Bon Secours owns, manages, or joint ventures 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities or agencies including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to alleviate human suffering, Bon Secours has developed more than 800 affordable housing units for low income families. Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace for six consecutive years. The mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to improve the health and well-being of its communities, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. The ministry provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. For more information, visit