Matthew Caldwell, President of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System

Matt Caldwell

Matthew Caldwell joined Bon Secours in Greenville after serving as President of Mercy Health — Springfield since December 2016.

Matt joined Mercy Health from Tennova Healthcare Lebanon in Lebanon, Tenn., where he served as CEO for four years. He previously served as CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center in Texas, and has healthcare leadership experience at other Texas hospitals in varied roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Support.

Matt holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. Matt started his healthcare career in nursing and has experience in critical care, recovery room, orthopedic post-operative care and as a case manager.

Marcus Blackstone, MD
Chief Clinical Officer

Marcus Blackstone, MD is the chief clinical officer in Greenville.

Marcus has been with Bon Secours Medical Group since 2014, serving initially as senior group lead physician for primary care and then advancing to the role of physician lead for clinical quality, managed care contracts and care model innovation. In this position, he combined his clinical expertise, strategic vision, entrepreneurial skills and relationship building to address complex issues across multiple disciplines and service lines.

Dr. Blackstone holds a Bachelor of Science in physical science from Auburn University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His internal medicine residency and chief residency were at the Greenville Hospital System. He has practiced internal medicine in Simpsonville, SC since 1998.

Kathleen Black, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Executive

Kathleen Black, MSN, RN, NE-BC, is the chief nursing executive for the Greenville market.

Kathleen comes to Bon Secours from Orlando Health in Orlando, Fla, where she served as chief nursing executive of Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. Key areas of accomplishment during her 28-year tenure include improvements to profit margins, clinical excellence, the ED care delivery model, nurse recruitment and retention, and patient experience. Prior to her role at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, she was a nursing operations manager and patient care administrator at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Central Florida, an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Valencia Community College, a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in nursing leadership from the University of Central Florida. She was recognized as one of the “Top 60 CNO’s to Know in 2017 by Becker’s Healthcare Review.