MINNEAPOLIS, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodman Group announced today that Matthew Kern has been promoted to national director of operations for its senior living and health care division. He will head operations for the company's 33 senior living and health care communities and two home health care agencies.
"Matthew's commitment to best practices and quality assurance, as well as his expertise in The Goodman Group's operations, will now benefit the organization nationwide," said Craig Edinger, chief executive officer.
Kern previously served for 10 years as regional director of operations for The Goodman Group. He oversaw 10 properties and two certified home health care agencies with 1,200 residents and 1,500 employees.
Prior to The Goodman Group, Kern was the senior executive director of a healthcare company based in Minneapolis. He was also the executive director of an assisted living facility and managed home health care services.
Kern commented, "I am inspired by our former Chairman John B. Goodman's lasting vision to create exceptional environments, invest in their prosperity, and continually develop new and meaningful programs and services. I am honored to be a part of the leadership of this pioneering company, where integrity and genuine compassion are at the heart of everything we do."
Kern has a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. He is certified in Long-Term Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in Arizona, Minnesota, and Oregon. He currently serves on the Care Providers of Minnesota board of directors and previously served on its service corporation board and health care reform committee. He is a member of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living.
About The Goodman Group
The Goodman Group, a Chaska, Minn.-based international company, is a leader in developing and managing senior living communities, residential communities and commercial properties. The Goodman Group is a privately held company with 50 years of experience, overseeing communities with more than 13,800 residents and 4,300 team members in 10 states and the United Kingdom. Platinum Service® is the centerpiece of The Goodman Group's promise to deliver an unparalleled service experience. We specialize in the development of proprietary programs and services to encourage residents' optimal wellbeing. Recipient of the 2014 Performance Excellence Advancement Level Award, based on Malcolm Baldrige Criteria. First long-term care and residential living provider in Minnesota to be proclaimed a Yellow Ribbon Company. Visit www.thegoodmangroup.com or call 952-361-8000.
SOURCE The Goodman Group