Matthew Walters, SpecialCare

Vice President of Clinical Services

Mr. Walters is the Vice President of Clinical Services for SpecialCare Hospital Management. His responsibilities include evaluation of clinical care delivery and oversight of all clinical operations; ensuring clinical efficacy by evaluating performance standards against national standards of care; as well as company expectations and policy. Through establishing and adopting best practices and services according to evidence-based practice, Mr. Walters oversees clinical service development and incorporates national practice standards into SpecialCare services. Mr. Walters is responsible for collaboration with hospital administration, nursing, and physician staff in addition to clinical oversight and staff development of SpecialCare employees.

Mr. Walters is a Registered Nurse with over 14 years of experience in various nursing and healthcare leadership roles. Throughout his professional career, he has implemented hospital-based services at over 60 hospital locations nationwide and developed services to conform to individual demographical hospital needs.

Mr. Walters has a broad nursing background within many specialty areas of inpatient and outpatient facilities. He has worked in critical care, intensive care, medical/surgical, and education within acute care hospitals. He has served as a legal expert in the field of addiction nursing and provided testimony in cases involving both defense and plaintiff correspondence.

Mr. Walters earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University, and completed undergraduate studies in Psychology at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Mr. Walters joined the SpecialCare team in 2015 as an Intake Coordinator, later becoming a Service Coordinator. He then moved into Corporate with the role of Director of Clinical Services in 2017, and in 2020 he assumed the role of Senior Director of Clinical Services. He is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions, serves as the President of the Foundation for Addictions Nursing, and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Addictions Nursing.

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