MINNEAPOLIS (April 22, 2016) – The Goodman Group announced today that Matthew Kern has been promoted to national director of operations for its senior living and health care division. He will head operations for the company’s 33 senior living and health care communities and two home health care agencies.
“Matthew’s commitment to best practices and quality assurance, as well as his expertise in The Goodman Group’s operations, will now benefit the organization nationwide,” said Craig Edinger, chief executive officer.
Kern previously served for 10 years as regional director of operations for The Goodman Group. He oversaw 10 properties and two certified home health care agencies with 1,200 residents and 1,500 employees.
Prior to The Goodman Group, Kern was the senior executive director of a healthcare company based in Minneapolis. He was also the executive director of an assisted living facility and managed home health care services.
Kern commented, “I am inspired by our former Chairman John B. Goodman’s lasting vision to create exceptional environments, invest in their prosperity, and continually develop new and meaningful programs and services. I am honored to be a part of the leadership of this pioneering company, where integrity and genuine compassion are at the heart of everything we do.”
Kern has a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. He is certified in Long-Term Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in Arizona, Minnesota, and Oregon. He also serves on the Care Providers of Minnesota board of directors, service corporation board, and health care reform committee. He currently serves on the Care Providers of Minnesota board of directors, and previously served on its service corporation board, and health care reform committee.