Roper CEO named chairman-elect of hospital association board

Roper Hospital CEO Matt Severance

Roper Hospital CEO Matt Severance has been named chairman-elect for the S.C. Hospital Association.

Severance also serves as the senior vice president of operations for the Roper St. Francis hospital system.

In 2016, he will serve as the hospital association’s Board of Trustees chairman.

The hospital association, based in Columbia, represents about 100 member hospitals and health care facilities in the state.

“With so many changes occurring in health care today, South Carolina is fortunate to have leaders such as Matt,” association President Thornton Kirby said in a prepared statement. “I appreciate his leadership and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

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