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Lake Norman and Davis Regional Medical Centers Announce New Leadership

Mooresville, NC—Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Davis Regional Medical Center have named seasoned hospital leaders Clyde Wood and Matthew Littlejohn as Network CEO and Network COO, respectively, effective January 4, 2021. Wood and Littlejohn join the hospitals from the Tennova Healthcare network in East Tennessee where they have worked collaboratively for the past several years. They bring strong leadership skills and will work to synergize care and services at both hospitals. They will work collaboratively with Stephen Midkiff, former Market CEO for Lake Norman and Davis Regional Medical Centers, in his new role as Vice President of Development.

During Wood’s tenure as CEO for Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center, the hospital grew significantly in quality, from a CMS Hospital Compare one star in 2016 to three stars in 2020 and a Leapfrog A in December. He worked to create an environment and culture that supported providers and patients, leading to increases in employee and physician engagement and in strengthening patient satisfaction. Wood has previously held CEO positions with hospitals in Tennessee, Missouri and Louisiana and served in the United States Army Reserves for eight years. He earned a master’s degree in physical therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Missouri State University in Springfield and is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Wood has been active in Rotary International since 2007 and in serving on boards of business and charitable organizations in the community.


Matthew Littlejohn joined Tennova Healthcare in 2017 as assistant chief executive officer at North Knoxville Medical Center and was promoted to CEO of Newport Medical Center in 2019. At Newport, Littlejohn expanded services, enhanced facilities and recruited physicians – all with a vision to serve more patients locally with the services they needed. Before joining Tennova, Littlejohn was director of strategic planning and project management for a Greenville, SC, health system where he developed an ambulatory market strategy to increase the number of locations available for patients to receive care. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Wood, Littlejohn and their families have relocated to the area and are looking forward to becoming active members of the community.


About Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive medical care to individuals throughout the greater Lake Norman region. Located just off I-77 at Exit 33, the Mooresville medical campus offers complete specialty services from 24-hour emergency medicine and maternity to advanced surgical services. For more information about the services offered at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, please visit Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is owned in part by physicians.

About Davis Regional Medical Center
Founded in 1920, Davis Regional is a 144-bed, acute care hospital serving Statesville and the surrounding counties.  With more than 300 physicians on staff in a variety of specialty areas, Davis Regional offers a wide range of health care services.  The hospital is located at I-40, Exit 154, east of Statesville.  Learn more at