DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (July 26, 2017) – Matt Petkus has been promoted to vice president of surgical services for Halifax Health.
Petkus began his career with Halifax Health in 1998 as the interventional radiology coordinator. In 2003, he was named the manager of cardiac services and was later promoted to director of the cardiology service line.
Most recently, Petkus served as the clinical ancillary service line administrator where he was responsible for the strategic plan, operations, financial performance, quality and outcomes for the cardiovascular, pulmonary, laboratory, transplant, and imaging service lines. Additional responsibilities included leading the program to achieve Joint Commission Disease Specific Certifications; developing a strategic partnership with University of Florida Health for heart and vascular surgery; and helping to create multiple marketing campaigns to promote services for chest pain, heart attack care, off-pump bypass surgery, and atrial fibrillation services.
In his new role, Petkus will oversee surgical services and continue oversight of the cardiology program as well as the UF Health partnership.
Petkus is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Maine where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology. He completed a post-graduate interventional radiology/cardiology program at the University of Virginia and received a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is also a graduate of the 2013 Leadership Daytona Class which is a program presented by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.