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Matthew A. Love Accepts Permanent Role of President and CEO at Nicklaus Children's Health System


MIAMI – Matthew A. Love has accepted the permanent role of president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Nicklaus Children’s Health System (NCHS). Love, who joined the health system as chief financial officer in October 2018, was appointed interim president and CEO by the NCHS board of directors in July 2019.

“I am excited to share that Matt has accepted the permanent role of president and chief executive officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System,” said Mario Murgado, chair of the NCHS board. “In the months since his interim appointment, Matt has shown his commitment to the health system, our employees, patients and families, and the community. He has done a tremendous job of aligning business priorities so that decisions and strategies begin with the patients-and-families-first philosophy.”

Love has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational oversight in both adult and pediatric healthcare systems. Prior to joining NCHS, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Regions for Mercy Health System in Ohio, where he led a team of seven regional chief financial officers.

“It is an honor to collaborate with so many dedicated physicians, nurses, and other professionals to support the well-being of the children and families of our community,” said Love. “Together, we look forward to building on our health system’s remarkable 70-year legacy of pediatric leadership and innovation to ensure that the children of the region receive the best possible care.”

Love is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial and systems engineering, and has a master's degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.

About Nicklaus Children's Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; and an ambulatory surgery center. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.