SOURCE: MatrixCare


October 31, 2016 09:00 ET

MatrixCare Appoints Former Cerner Executive to Fuel Continued Growth in Life Plan Community Market

Health IT Expert and Former Population Health Leader at Cerner Joins MatrixCare

BLOOMINGTON, MN--(Marketwired - October 31, 2016) - MatrixCare®, the largest U.S. LTPAC technology provider, today announced the appointment of Gary Pederson as Senior Vice President, Life Plan Community (LPC) Solutions, effective immediately. Pederson serves as a member of MatrixCare's executive team and has full responsibility for MatrixCare's LPC Solutions business unit, including sales, account retention, marketing, operations and research & development. He reports to MatrixCare President and CEO John Damgaard.

"MatrixCare continues to experience strong growth across the LTPAC spectrum of care as we work to equip providers for success in a fee-for-value healthcare system," Damgaard said. "MatrixCare's leadership team is comprised of world-class, seasoned executives with both specific care setting-level expertise and broad enterprise experience in clinical and HIT matters. I am pleased to add Gary to our industry-best team and I look forward to his contributions in leading the continued growth of our dominant Life Plan Community business and to his guidance in our overall corporate initiatives to equip providers with the tools required for success under fee-for-value healthcare."

Prior to joining MatrixCare, Mr. Pederson served as president of two business units of Ascend Learning, LLC, a Providence Equity Partners portfolio company. Prior to Ascend, Mr. Pederson spent 15 years in various management capacities with Cerner Corporation, most recently serving as U.S. Vice-President / General Manager Healthe (Population Health) Division where he grew division revenues from $5M to $70M in a three-year span, earning the VP/General Manager of the Year award in 2010. Prior to Cerner, Mr. Pederson spent ten years collectively with Toshiba Medical Systems and Siemens Medical Systems in management capacities.

Damgaard added: "I would also like to recognize the contributions of Aric Agmon, former CEO of AOD Software and the leader of our Life Plan Community business over the past year who will conclude his time with MatrixCare in November. Aric has overseen the growth of this business for 16+ years, turning it into the largest LPC-focused software provider in the world. He has certainly laid a strong foundation for this important part of MatrixCare and we wish him the best in his future pursuits."

Current and prospective clients and partners have the chance to meet Pederson at the 2016 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, currently underway in Indianapolis.

About MatrixCare

MatrixCare solutions have powered the long term care continuum for over 30 years. MatrixCare is the largest U.S. LTPAC technology provider and the first to offer a true full spectrum solution. Used in more than 11,500 facility-based care settings and 1,600 home care and home health agencies, MatrixCare's solutions help skilled nursing and senior living providers, continuing care retirement communities, and home health organizations to prosper as we migrate to a fee-for-value healthcare system. Through our common care coordination platform, we are also able to offer the industry's first solution for helping the emerging set of conveners and diversified LTPAC operators to deliver superior care and better outcomes across the full spectrum of care. Visit for more information.

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