Loring Hospital

Matt Johnson Named Loring Hospital CEO

Matt Johnson, Loring Hospital CEO

UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge CEO, Leah Glasgo, announced Matt Johnson has accepted the chief executive officer (CEO) position for Loring Hospital.

“On behalf of the UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge and Loring Hospital, I am very pleased to announce Matt as the new CEO at Loring Hospital,” says Glasgo. “Matt is an experienced healthcare executive who has served rural Iowa communities since 2016. During his interim CEO role, Matt has built strong relationships inside and outside of the hospital.” 

Johnson has served as the interim Loring Hospital CEO since late November 2022. He has extensive rural hospital leadership experience. More than eight years ago, Johnson began his career in healthcare leadership at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, ultimately being named as CEO in 2016. Since then, Johnson has served in various hospital executive leadership roles in Iowa.   

“We are excited to have Matt Johnson as the CEO of Loring Hospital. He understands the importance of building trusting relationships with the Loring Hospital team, our patients and community,” says Dr. Frank Richardson, Loring Hospital Board Chair. “Matt’s extensive experience and knowledge of rural Iowa healthcare gives me confidence that our local hospital is in good hands, and I’m certain he will be successful. We are happy to welcome Matt and his family to the Loring community and the area it serves.”