Matt Kempton has been named the new administrator of Stephens Memorial Hospital and will start his duties Monday, April 14.
Kempton was hired through a residency program after his graduation from Texas A&M University's rural-based healthcare program.
He received his Master's degree in Healthcare Administration in 2012. Kempton is married with two young children.
He has served as a grant writer for four rural hospitals in south Texas and had his internship at a Uvalde hospital.
“His strong point is being involved in rural health care and he's familiar with the functions of a rural hospital,” interim administrator Ernie Parisi said. “Matt will bring a lot of skills to our hospital and we're excited to have him be a part of Breckenridge.”
Parisi said he will stay on with SMH in an administrative capacity with the hospital to assist Kempton in his transition.