New Chief Financial Officer Named for Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital

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Orlando, FL (May 16, 2023) – Matthew Thomas has been named new chief financial officer for Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital and assistant vice president, Orlando Health. He joins Orlando Health with 17 years of finance and accounting experience, including 12 years in healthcare. In this role, he will provide financial expertise, monitor daily operating expenses, and develop key performance indicators.        

Before joining Orlando Health, Thomas served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System in Boone, North Carolina, where he was instrumental in construction planning and implementation of a 100,000-square-foot bed tower addition.

Previously, Thomas served in progressive financial healthcare leadership roles with hospitals in Murphy, North Carolina; Natchez, Mississippi; San Angelo, Texas and Franklin, Tennessee. Before moving into healthcare, he worked as a senior accountant for the largest public accounting firm in Tennessee. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in accountancy from the University of Tennessee.

Thomas will be following in the footsteps of the previous chief financial officer at Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Holly Brown, who retired in April 2023.


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $8.1 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for Central Florida’s only pediatric and adult Level I Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level II Adult Trauma Center in Pinellas County. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows.

The 3,238-bed system includes 23 hospitals and emergency departments – 18 of which are currently operational with five coming soon. The system also includes nine specialty institutes, more than 100 adult and pediatric primary care practices, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility under the management of Acadia Healthcare, and more than 60 outpatient facilities that include imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. More than 4,000 physicians, representing more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 25,000 team members and more than 1,200 physicians.

In FY22, Orlando Health served nearly 142,000 inpatients and 3.9 million outpatients. The healthcare system provided more than $782 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more in FY 21, the most recent period for which this information is available. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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