Matt Hatten: Nursing Hero


Matt Hatten, RN, unit manager at Four Winds is a nursing hero

Matt was featured on the OHCA website ( during the month of February, and will be recognized at its annual convention in May in Columbus.

Mary Casey, administrator at Four Winds, says that Matt is passionate about serving the community and its residents. “It’s not unusual for staff, residents, and family members to specifically ask for Matt because of his knowledge, and the respect he shows,” Mary said. “He has earned a trust that provides a positive atmosphere throughout the entire community.”

Matt has been employed at Four Winds since 2008 when he became an LPN, and continued his education to earn his RN credentials two years later. In addition to his leadership and daily duties, Matt participates in various fund-raising projects for residents, and assists nursing students in advancing their clinical skills and career paths. He also volunteers in his children’s activities and community sports programs, and is an avid motocross bike racer.

Matt works directly with facility leadership to provide an encouraging, person-centered care atmosphere for residents. He is willing to take on any responsibility to better the community and the quality of life provided at Four Winds.

Residents like Mary Leedy, pictured above, and staff are incredibly proud to nominate Matt for this well-deserved honor. With his kind and compassionate nature, Matt exemplifies the attitude of customer service at all times. He is truly a long-term care hero.