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MUSC Health Midlands Division names new CEO

Christina Lee Knauss //May 8, 2023//

MUSC Health Midlands Division names new CEO

Christina Lee Knauss //May 8, 2023//

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Matthew Littlejohn has been named the new CEO of the MUSC Health Midlands Division.

 The Midlands Division encompasses MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Downtown, MUSC Health Columbia Medical Center Northeast, MUSC Health Fairfield Emergency and Imaging, MUSC Health Kershaw Medical Center in Camden, and all associated medical practices and affiliates.

Littlejohn comes to MUSC Health from Community Health Systems in North Carolina where he served as network CEO, according to a news release.  This system includes Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Davis Regional Medical Center and an extensive outpatient network.

“It is an honor to come back to the community that helped mold me into the leader I am today,” Littlejohn said. “Serving as CEO, I’m excited to lead our care team members in providing ex Matt providing excellent healthcare and offering a space where our patients feel valued and rely on us for all their health needs.”

Littlejohn is a Columbia native who attended the University of South Carolina as an undergraduate. He holds a master’s degree in health administration from MUSC. He started his career at Roper St. Francis in Charleston and also worked at Bon Secours in Greenville.

“We are excited about the leadership and passion Matt will bring to our Midlands Division as we continue to improve health and maximize quality of life through education, research and patient care,” said Patrick J. Cawley, CEO of MUSC Health and vice president for health affairs.

A native of Columbia, Littlejohn brings with him a strong record of operational success, excellent relational skills and a passion for building highly effective care teams in community hospital settings. He has been credited with impressive programmatic and volume growth in his previous market.

“This is an exciting announcement for the Midlands Division and the entire MUSC Health system,” said Matthew Severance, chief system development and affiliations officer for MUSC Health. “Matt is an excellent fit for this role, and we are thrilled to have him leading the team.”