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New Hope Brings on Senior Director of PQI

June 24, 2024 New Hope Happenings

Rock Hill, S.C., June 24, 2024 – New Hope Treatment Center’s is thrilled to announce the hiring of Matt Hembree to join the team as the Senior Director of Performance and Quality Improvement.

This position was created to drive the entire organization forward and after an extensive, multi-month search process, we believe we found the perfect fit. Matt comes to New Hope after a 15+ year tenure with Lutheran Services Carolinas. Matt was integral in developing and expanding the Quality and Compliance program at Lutheran before taking on his current role as Executive Director.

Prior to Lutheran, Matt had quality and operational roles in a variety of residential settings. Matt is truly a jack of all trades. His versatility and ability to be a high impact leader is exactly what New Hope needs at this time in our development. Matt’s experience is vast, and he has a tremendous drive to innovate, develop leaders, contribute to culture, shape strategy and elicit change through data.

“Matt Hembree is not just a high-quality leader but also a high-quality human being,” said COO Matt Simon, MA, LMFT. “He is a champion for kids, families and staff. He is going to help ensure we continue to meet all our regulatory requirements with flying colors while also making sure we are just getting stuff done for kids. Whether it’s South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia or future projects, I’m confident that anything Matt touches is going to get better, and I can’t wait to see all that the impact he has on our mission”.

New Hope is growing and evolving into new states while also adopting new services and approaches. In doing so, the quality of work will not be compromised as we grow. We aim to double down on our commitment to quality and use the resources that come with growth to improve everything we do. Our goal is to be the best behavioral health provider in the country. Bringing on a high-level leader like Hembree reflects that commitment. He is also a peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation and is proud to have helped launch and chair the LGBTQ Provider Collaborative in Charlotte in 2018.

“I am really excited to join the team at New Hope because it is clear that it is an organization filled with wonderful people doing good work to help kids in need,” said Hembree. “One thing that was appealing to me is the number of people who have been employed there for many years, that is always the sign of a great workplace culture. I have followed the work of New Hope from afar for quite some time, and I am so excited to be a part of the mission”.

About New Hope
Since our opening in 1987, New Hope Treatment Centers has been a welcoming place for young people in moments of crisis. Our programs have played a role in countless success stories, thanks to our relational approach to behavioral care. We get to know our kids on an individual level, and work with them and their families toward a brighter next chapter. We believe that positive, empowering, and healthy relationships are the key to changing young lives that have been impacted by childhood trauma. At New Hope, the drive is simple: change the world, one kid at a time, through the healing power of relationships. Our people show up every day, passionate about changing young people’s lives. It’s our name and our promise: new hope for every kid who comes through our doors.