Matt Wright will return to his home state to become the chief operating officer of Mercy Clinic in Oklahoma. Wright has more than 15 years of experience in the operation and management of physician practices.
Wright previously served as vice president and chief operating officer of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group, the unified physician group for Catholic Health Initiatives based in Houston. He was responsible for managing a $147 million network of 259 physicians and advance clinical clinicians in 42 specialties spread across 5,000 square miles. His duties included operations, clinical quality, care coordination and customer service as well as oversight of all provider recruitment.
“Mercy Clinic is experiencing unprecedented growth throughout the state,” said Di Smalley, regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma. “We are deeply committed to increasing access and making health care more convenient for our patients regardless of where they live. Matt is extremely qualified to help us achieve this goal.”
Mercy has more than 100 primary care and specialty clinics throughout Oklahoma.
“I feel very fortunate to be a part of Mercy because of its faith-based roots and its progressive approach to comprehensive population health,” Wright said. “I am passionate about creating a high quality health care experience for patients in rural communities.”
Wright earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Southern California.
Born in Tulsa, Wright will move his wife and three young children from the Houston area. His first day on the job was March 5.

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