Trinity Health System CEO Matt Grimshaw Joins OHA Board

The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees today appointed Matt Grimshaw, president and CEO, Trinity Health System (Steubenville) to fill a vacant seat on the board with a term ending Dec. 31, 2023.

“Matt joins our board at a critical time in our state. Hospitals continue to lead pandemic response, and policymakers are considering important reforms and investments impacting health care in Ohio,” said Mike Abrams, president and CEO, OHA. “Matt is a strong advocate for health care and, since coming to Ohio in 2016, he has made significant contributions to advancing health care access for the eastern region of the state. I look forward to working with him and our board to develop policies and initiatives that ensure a healthy Ohio.”  

Grimshaw was appointed CEO of Trinity Health System in 2017 and is leading the expansion of Trinity’s mission of care throughout the region including in new areas of Belmont County and Harrison County focusing on primary care, women’s health, inpatient services and outpatient treatment. He is leading the organization’s most comprehensive and transformative initiative with a $75 million expansion project on the system’s west campus.  The new patient tower will turn Trinity’s main hospital into a state-of-the-art medical complex with 88 new private rooms all designed for standardized delivery of care with patient-friendly amenities.

Grimshaw in 2019 engaged community and government leaders in nearby Belmont County after the closing of two community hospitals to expand Trinity health care services. He led his team to bring new Trinity primary care services to Belmont County in less than 30 days after the closure of the hospitals. Since then, the clinic space has expanded to include full laboratory and radiology services as well as outpatient physical therapy and on-site pulmonary function testing. Most recently, the clinic added a full suite of cardiology services including two structural heart physicians and their team of five advanced practice providers. Trinity Health invested in a new initiative for women’s health in 2019 by launching an integrated obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN) practice with new physicians, advanced practice nurses and support personnel to coordinate care. Grimshaw worked with Trinity’s leaders and medical teams to establish new post-graduate medical education programs including emergency and internal medicine residencies in 2019 and 2020.

Prior to Trinity, Grimshaw he was the west region president of Catholic Health Initiative St. Alexius Health in Williston, N.D. from 2010-2016. Before that, he was president of CHI St. Alexius Health-Williston for seven years. He earned his MBA from Wake Forest University Charles Babcock School of Graduate Management and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana Wesleyan University. Grimshaw is married with three children and resides in Steubenville.

The OHA Board of Trustees sets policy and strategic direction for matters affecting hospitals throughout Ohio. The board includes representatives from small and large hospitals, urban and rural hospitals, teaching facilities and independent facilities and health care systems. The board consists of four officers, the OHA president and CEO and 13 trustees-at-large. 

“The Ohio Hospital Association has always been a strong advocate for communities all across our State that rely on us for healthcare, but their leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been exceptional,” said Grimshaw. “I look forward to engaging with my peers to further this work and improve the lives of the people we serve.”

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About Trinity Health
Trinity Health System is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at

The hospital system includes Trinity East (Steubenville), Trinity West (Steubenville) and Twin City Medical Center (Dennison) which has a combined capacity of over 471 beds and employs more than 1,800 people. Trinity also has the School of Nursing located at its east campus. Trinity is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals, a member of OHA, the American Hospital Association, Voluntary Hospitals of America and the Catholic Hospital Association. The system offers a full array of acute and outpatient services on two campuses. Trinity also maintains physician offices, Walk-in Lab Draw facilities, the Tony Teramana Cancer Center, WorkCare and the Digestive and Nutrition Center throughout the Tri-State area.