Matthew E. Cox

Ida Benson

Valued Board Member
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Spectrum Health

Matt is chief financial officer of Spectrum Health, a $7 billion not-for-profit integrated health system based in West Michigan. In this role, Matt leads the finance team and assumes financial responsibility for all of Spectrum Health and its subsidiaries, including Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Spectrum Health Medical Group and Priority Health. He has extensive experience in health care financial leadership.


Before joining Spectrum Health, Matt was senior vice president of finance operations at Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer of Dignity Health Arizona Service Area, which includes St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Pheonix. Previous roles include executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Central Maine Health Care in Lewiston, Maine, as well as leadership positions in two Catholic Health Initiatives markets: senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer in Little Rock, Arkansas; and vice president of finance/operations and chief financial officer in Ontario, Oregon. Matt began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche.

Matt’s diverse background includes areas of consumerism and the customer experience. He participated in the formation of joint ventures involving insurance products, imaging centers, rehabilitation facilities and surgery centers; led the development of physician compensation models to improve quality, productivity and profitability; implemented financial improvement and restructuring programs; and led the financial turnaround of several health systems.

He holds a Bachelors in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Matt is a member of the Healthcare Financial Managers Association.