Matthew Schaefer named COO of Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital has announced the selection of Matthew Schaefer as its new Chief Operating Officer. Schaefer, 38, will be heavily involved in the $300 million expansion project at the hospital’s Uptown Campus, as well as strategic planning and growth.

Schaefer assumed his role at Children’s Hospital on Dec. 4. He has 10 years of healthcare experience, most recently as the President of Texas Children’s Hospital’s West Campus. Prior to his nine years at Texas Children’s, he served as an associate for McKinsey & Co., a global management consulting firm.

“The experience Matt brings will lend itself well to our ongoing strategies,” said John Nickens, IV, CEO. “I’m excited to welcome him to the team, and I look forward to the outstanding leadership he will bring to Children’s Hospital.”

Schaefer received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Management. Matt is moving to New Orleans with his wife, Kristin, and their two young daughters.