Matthew M. Walsh
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Geisinger
Matthew M. Walsh, executive vice president and chief operating officer, joined Geisinger in April 2017.
Prior to his becoming EVP in 2019, Mr. Walsh served as chief operating officer for the clinical enterprise. In that role, he was a key leader in implementing Geisinger’s strategic plan and was responsible for organizing, integrating and improving day-to-day operations and outcome management across the clinical enterprise, supply chain and facilities support services.
Along with rolling out Lean performance improvement methodology throughout the system, Mr. Walsh oversaw initiatives that simplified appointment scheduling processes, improved call center performance and expanded telemedicine use by more than 160 percent.
Mr. Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. Before joining Geisinger, he held several leadership roles over nearly 20 years with the Henry Ford Health System and most recently served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Health Alliance Plan.
Mr. Walsh has served on the boards of the Detroit Metropolitan YMCA, the American Diabetes Association and Focus: HOPE.