Matthew Johnson, D.P.T.’08, M.H.A.’13, in February was promoted to chief executive officer and president of Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cherokee, IA. He began his career at CRMC eight years ago as a staff physical therapist. In 2010, he was named the hospital’s manager of physical medicine and rehabilitation, responsible for the physical, occupational and speech therapy departments. During the past 18 months, he also managed CRMC’s wellness center, located on the hospital’s campus. Johnson is a military veteran, serving in the Fourth Infantry Division of the U.S. Army as a nuclear, biological and chemical operations specialist and later sergeant as a non-commissioned officer. During his military career, he was stationed in Colorado Springs before a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Iowa Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. Johnson also volunteers with a number of events and organizations in the Cherokee community. He and his wife, Molly, have two sons, Evan and Aaron.