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Midwest native relocates to the Pacific Northwest to join PeaceHealth

Towler most recently worked for Sodexo, NORAM Healthcare, where he was the vice president of facility management operations

Matthew Towler

August 17, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Matthew Towler recently began working at PeaceHealth as its new system vice president for facilities and construction. Towler, a Midwest native, brings with him a wealth of experience in healthcare operations and facility management.

Previously based in the Greater Chicago area, Towler most recently worked for Sodexo, NORAM Healthcare, where he was the vice president of facility management operations for 11 hospital locations and 120 ambulatory sites. While at Sodexo, he focused on streamlining expenses, developing asset replacement strategies, and contributing to several strategic construction initiatives.

Towler’s other leadership roles during his career have included vice president of support services for Centegra Health System in Crystal Lake, Ill., and director of facility management operations at Aramark, Chicago Healthcare Operations.

In addition to his work in the healthcare field, from 1991 to 2000, he served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear machinist mate.

In his role at PeaceHealth, Towler is responsible for systemwide leadership, oversight and direction for facilities, construction administration and security services. He is tasked with developing systemwide programs and policies consistent with PeaceHealth’s overall direction and strategic plan. 

“As a mission and faith-based organization, the values of PeaceHealth align directly with the values that I have as a leader,” he said. “PeaceHealth is a focused organization that is dedicated to the communities which it serves and to the caregivers which it employs.”

Towler and his wife, Dana, have five children.

Towler’s first day at PeaceHealth was July 31.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at