The finance function needs to enable businesses with stringent cost control, streamline accounts payable, leverage vendor discounts, and rationalize...
Author - Matthew Cox
Matthew (Matt) Cox is chief financial officer of Spectrum Health System, an $8.3 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. In this role, Matt leads the finance team and assumes financial responsibility for all of Spectrum Health and its subsidiaries, including Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Spectrum Health Medical Group and Priority Health. He has extensive experience in health care financial leadership. Matt also oversees facilities, supply chain and security for the system.
Before joining Spectrum Health in 2017, Matt was senior vice president of finance operations at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer of Dignity Health Arizona Service Area, which includes St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Previous roles include executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Central Maine Health Care in Lewiston, Maine, as well as leadership positions in two Catholic Health Initiatives markets: senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer in Little Rock, Arkansas, and vice president of finance/operations and chief financial officer in Ontario, Oregon. Matt began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche. Matt’s diverse background includes areas of consumerism and the customer experience. He has participated in the formation of joint ventures involving insurance products, imaging centers, rehabilitation facilities and surgery centers; led the development of physician compensation models to improve quality, productivity and profitability; implemented financial improvement and restructuring programs; and led the financial turnaround of several health systems.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and Master of Business Administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Matt is a national board member and active participant in the Healthcare Financial Managers Association. Matt holds three certifications with HFMA. He serves on various boards of directors and finance committees including board positions at the Gerald R. Ford Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Covenant House –Michigan.