RMC Welcomes New VP of Operations


The Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Matthew Hinkle, BSN, MHA, RN, CNOR, ACHE, has been named vice president of operations for the Regional Medical Center (RMC). In his new role, Matthew will be charged with setting financial, operational and leadership direction for designated clinical and support departments.

Matthew joins RMC from HCA Tampa Community Hospital, where he was vice president of operations, overseeing numerous departments including surgical services, cardiac services, radiology/imaging, food and nutrition services, environmental services, plant operations, laboratory services, respiratory therapy and behavioral health. Matthew previously served as director of clinical operations and director of surgical services at HCA Tampa Community Hospital; manager of cardiac surgical services/CARE unit and manager of cardiac surgical services at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia; operating room director and operating room nurse at HCA St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah; and operating room nurse at Cabell Huntington Hospital (Marshall University Medical School Hospital) in Huntington, West Virginia.

Matthew earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (MHA) and Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Sentara College and associate’s degrees in nursing and applied science from Ashland Community and Technical College in Ashland, Kentucky.

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