Matthew Huff named Assistant Vice President of Physician Services and Operations of Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital
Murphy, N.C. – Matthew Huff has been named Assistant Vice President of Physician Services and Operations at Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.
Mr. Huff has ten years of health care administration experience in North Carolina and has been part of the leadership teams at Vidant Health in Greenville and Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge in Morganton. Prior to his appointment at Erlanger, Huff served as Designated Institutional Officer and Director of Post-Graduate Affairs at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
As Assistant Vice President of Physician Services and Operations, Huff will oversee and manage physician practices, recruitment and hospital operations. He will also help develop a rural family practice residency program.
In his previous role, Huff was responsible for building a medical education group of five hospitals and more than 20 rural-based residency programs. He also managed the development and operation of these residency programs, which consisted of more than 160 residents.
“Matthew Huff is a great addition to our Erlanger team,” said Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital CEO Mark Kimball. “He brings with him a wealth of experience and has extensive knowledge of community rural health care, which we believe will be a huge asset to this hospital.”
Huff received a bachelor’s degree in business from The University of South Alabama and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hayesville, N.C. – Hayesville thrift store, Granny’s Attic, recently donated more than $55,000 of its annual earnings to Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital.
Granny’s Attic is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers. The Hayesville thrift store, which sells donated clothing and small household items, has historically donated 100% of its proceeds to Good Shepherd Home Health and Hospice. Since the recent sale of this hospice facility, the officers of Granny’s Attic decided to give the money to other local organizations including Erlanger.
“We are grateful for the wonderful volunteers who are part of the Erlanger Auxiliary program at Granny’s Attic and their continued mission to help support our needs,” said Mark Kimball, CEO of Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital. “With their significant contribution this year we are able to invest in some much needed equipment allowing us to enhance the world-class services we provide to our community.”
The donated money from Granny’s Attic will fund a new Urodynamic System, Ambu Bag Trainers and scope washer. Clay County Schools also will receive funds from the store’s earnings. Granny’s Attic is located at 200 Highway 64 West in Hayesville and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of items are accepted during hours operation.