Matthew R. Trimble has been chosen to succeed Steven J. Horowitz as the next president and CEO of Saint Elizabeth Community and Chief Operating Officer, starting July 1
upon the retirement of current CEO Steven J. Horowitz who has led Saint Elizabeth Community for the past 35 years.
Trimble has worked with Horowitz at Saint Elizabeth Community over the past 25 years, and even more closely since his appointment as Chief Operating Officer in 2015, a relationship that will facilitate a seamless leadership transition for one of Rhode Island’s largest elder care providers and employers.
“In appointing Matt Trimble to be our next CEO, the Board of Trustees has selected an individual who has played an important role in building Saint Elizabeth Community into one of the nation’s most respected leaders in elder care,” Saint Elizabeth Community Board Chair, Craig W. Carpenter said in a statement. “Matt’s expertise in our industry comes not only from his long-standing tenure here at Saint Elizabeth Community, but also from his deep engagement with leading organizations and individuals in the elder care space here in Rhode Island and nationally. He will be ready on day one to build on the excellent work of our retiring CEO Steve Horowitz to help lead our organization and its 800 plus employees in delivering the highest quality care to our 3,000 plus patients and residents.”
Trimble joined Saint Elizabeth Community in 1995 and has spent much of his tenure as Administrator at Saint Elizabeth Home in East Greenwich. In this role, Trimble oversaw the move of residents and staff from the community’s Providence
Melrose Street location to a new, state-of-the-art nursing/rehab center in East Greenwich in 2001. Additionally, Trimble guided the construction of four GREEN HOUSE Homes on the same campus in East Greenwich between 2015-2017. The GREEN HOUSE Home model of care is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island and part of a national model that delivers nursing home care in an innovative, residential-like setting. In serving as chief operating officer, Trimble has provided financial oversight for Saint Elizabeth Community’s two nursing/rehab centers, three adult day centers, assisted living residence, home health organization, and two affordable housing complexes. Trimble holds a Professional Certification as a Nursing Home Administrator from the American College of Health Care Administrators and currently serves on many boards and committees, including Governor Raimondo’s Re-Inventing Medicaid Task Force, The Green House Project National Advisory Board, Leading Age RI and Healthcentric Advisors, a CMS QIO contractor.
Trimble is also an active member of the American College of Health Care Administrators. He previously served in the following capacities: Treasurer and Member of the Executive Leadership Committee, Rhode Island Association of Facilities and Services of the Aging (AAHSA Affiliate), Treasurer, Vice-President, and President, Rhode Island Chapter of the American College of Health Care Administrators and member of the 2012 Theta II Class of Leadership Rhode Island
Trimble is a resident of Burrillville, where he served on the Burrillville Budget Board from 2003 until 2011.