Kay Matsumura, administrator of Pioneer Valley Hospital, has been named the outstanding chief executive officer for the west

ern region of Health Trust Inc., an employee-owned company established in 1987 when Hospital Corporation of America sold many of its small facilities.Matsumura has been administrator at Pioneer Valley since 1983. His management career began in 1979 when he was appointed as assistant administrator of Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful. In 1980, he became chief executive officer of Brigham City Hospital.

Under Matsumura's guidance, Pioneer Valley recently completed a $3 million emergency and radiology department renovation and added cardiac catheterization and mobile magnetic resonance imaging to the wide range of testing procedures the hospital offers.