Dr. Matt Pappy is the Chief Medical Officer of Rural Physicians Group. Over the past decade, he has worked in both large urban hospitals as well as rural Critical Access Hospitals across the country. With RPG, he has served as Chief Hospitalist, and later as Regional Medical Director, prior to working in his current dual-capacity role as both CMO and Hospitalist on the frontlines.
Rural hospitals are the lifeblood of their communities. Dr Pappy shares a passion for RPG’s mission to deliver high-acuity care to hospitalized patients in rural communities, keeping local patients local, which helps revitalize rural hospitals and their local economies downstream. He fully understands what’s at stake. Physician leaders are a crucial part of that transformation.
In his own words, “… As CMO, I am deeply committed to fostering a culture of excellence at RPG, to help each other grow, to challenge, inspire, and elevate those around us, to maximize our potential both individually, and collectively as an organization. It is through that incredible work and collaboration between our teams, physicians, and partner hospitals, that our rural communities receive our very best, every single day – that is the bedrock of RPG’s success. I’m honored to be a small part of it.”
“… At the heart of the rural hospital crisis, RPG has a tremendous platform from which physician leaders can be the catalyst for revitalization and healthier living across rural America. That RPG is committed to the cause with physicians leading the way, is a force multiplier.”
Dr. Pappy also works to ensure RPG is perpetually positioned to be the destination of choice for Hospitalists seeking the ultimate career opportunity. He states, “… On a personal level, from bedside to boardroom, I have had the privilege of living out the full arc of what RPG has to offer – physicians thriving at the crossroads of practicing medicine with full autonomy and group governance, through the lens of entrepreneurship, and enriched with opportunities for professional growth and leadership. I want other physicians to be able to experience RPG the same way.”
In his free time, Dr. Pappy enjoys spending time with his wife, family, friends, and draws inspiration from his faith. He enjoys football, basketball, working out, mixed martial arts, and music production.