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University Medical Center welcomes new CEO Caldwell

University Medical Center (UMC) officials are pleased to introduce Matthew T. Caldwell as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Caldwell most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Regional Medical Center, a sister Health Management Associates hospital in Dallas, TX.  He was instrumental in providing leadership with a focus on development of strategic service lines and physician practices.  He has also been successful in implementing quality initiatives at Dallas Regional, who was ranked number 1 in patient safety in the competitive Dallas County healthcare market.  Now entering his 18th year in healthcare service, he has also served as Chief Operating Officer with Sierra Medical Center, El Paso, TX, Valley Regional Medical Center, Brownsville, TX, and Vice President of Patient Care Services with Baylor Medical Center, Waxahachie, TX.  Caldwell brings to UMC the insight of a veteran healthcare executive as well as the skill of a strategic business leader.    

“Matt is a remarkable leader, with exceptional communication skills, who will serve University Medical Center with distinction and expertise,” said Dr. T. Scott Baker, Chief of Staff, UMC.  “He brings a strong commitment to excellent patient care and we are delighted to have him join us.”

“I am excited to be joining the team at UMC.  UMC is well positioned to continue to lead the way in high quality care for the residents of our community,” says Caldwell. 

Caldwell earned his Master of Health Care Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Bethel College, North Newton, KS.

About University Medical Center

University Medical Center is a 245-bed, two-campus acute health care facility with over 250 physicians on staff. The hospital has approximately 800 full and part-time employees and is the sole provider of health care service in Wilson County, Tennessee.  University Medical Center is the first hospital in the Tennessee to feature the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.  

The hospital provides 24-hour emergency services, inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services along with intensive care and telemetry services. Our Diagnostic Imaging services include basic radiography, digital fluoroscopy, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and mammography.  University Medical Center’s Rehabilitation services include an inpatient rehabilitation unit as well as outpatient, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapies.  Specialties include: Orthopedics – featuring RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiology – Accredited Chest Pain Center, Neurology, General and Bariatric Surgery, Psychiatry, ENT, Urology, and Women’s and Children’s service lines.  University Medical Center is proud to be owned and operated by Health Management Associates, Inc. of Naples, Florida.

In 2009, construction was completed on the $26 million, four-story patient tower that offers 60 new private patient rooms.  The 77,000 square foot facility provides state of the art health care for Wilson County. The multi-specialty Surgery Center opened in February 2011.

For more information, visit or contact Anna-Lee Cockrill at (615)443-2503.

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