Portsmouth, NH – Portsmouth Regional Hospital (PRH) recently announced the addition of Matthew Larkin, as chief operating officer. Larkin will manage the strategic operational priorities and service line growth for Portsmouth Regional Hospital and its affiliates.

Prior to joining the staff at PRH, Larkin worked for Tufts Medical Center and its Physician Organization for more than 12 years. In his latest role at Tufts, Larkin served as the senior vice president of operations for the Tufts Medical Center Physician Organization and head of Ambulatory Services. Throughout Larkin’s tenure, he played an integral role in strategic planning for and recruitment of physicians and administrative leaders across the organization.

“Matt was known at Tufts as someone who provided thoughtful leadership and a spirit of innovation. He partnered and became a relied upon leader to the organization's 18 department chairs, directors and product line leaders, including more than 650 physicians, 65 ambulatory practices and multiple community sites,” said Dean Carucci, Portsmouth Regional Hospital chief executive officer.

While at Tufts Medical Center, Larkin helped grow the ambulatory footprint, built and led their clinical service lines, and directed the Always Thinking Ahead initiative to ensure a better patient and family experience.

Larkin holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from Stonehill College and a master's degree in business administration from Boston University School of Management. In addition, Larkin is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Health Leadership College, a leadership program in collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership and Massachusetts Hospital Association and he is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program, a program by the University of Massachusetts – Boston School of Management’s Center for Collaborative Leadership. Larkin lives in Topsfield, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.