The Board of Directors at Northwest Health Services is pleased to announce Matt Younger as its Chief Executive Officer.
According to Terry Steinbecker, Board President of Northwest Health Services, “The board looks forward to Matt’s leadership and guidance in a changing health care environment as our organization continues to provide high-quality patient care in the communities we serve.”
After several years away from Holt County, Missouri, where he spent his childhood, Younger will lead the organization that provided his family care as a child. “We always went to a Northwest Health Services clinic growing up,” said Younger. “The organization was formed when I was young and throughout my life, it has been known as a people-minded organization that supports its communities.”
Younger’s most recent experience came as a Director of Operations for Platinum Health Care – a corporation that acquires and operates nursing homes. Younger supervised nursing home administrators in Missouri, ensuring high-quality care. Earlier, he worked at the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) as the Administrator of the Section for Long-term Care Regulation. There, he oversaw the licensing and inspection of 1,143 facilities in Missouri. Younger is glad to be back home and excited to make a positive impact on the communities where he was raised.
“Northwest Health is an organization with a unique mission and identity,” said Younger. “We have a charter higher than commerce. Northwest Health Services is located in areas where care is needed but scarce, and improves access to care for Americans regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.”
Northwest Health Services is an organization of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) with locations spread over 16 counties. Northwest Health Services health centers are local, non-profit, community-owned health care providers serving low income and medically underserved communities.