FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
8/9/2018 6:20:09 PM
Grant Regional names new President/CEO
Grant Regional Health Center is pleased to announce that Dave Smith will become its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Smith is currently the Vice President of Clinic Operations at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, Illinois and will begin his position in Lancaster starting September 5.
Through a detailed and in-depth process, three interview candidates were selected from an extensive list of applicants. The interview process included discussions with the Board of Directors, Administration, Medical Staff, Department Managers and also a meet and greet was offered to all staff at the hospital. Smith was selected because of his executive healthcare experience, passion for patient care and employee engagement, and his high level of energy and enthusiasm.
He is an accomplished leader, with a successful track record of working in rural facilities. He brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, operational experience, and technical breadth. He is excited to help lead Grant Regional forward on their journey.
Smith launched his professional hospital career as a Director of Rehabilitation in 1999 and continued to gain experience with his multitude of past leadership roles including Director of Human Resources, Director of Support Services, Director of a Multi-Specialty Physician Group and most recently Vice President of Clinic Operations.
"We are thrilled to welcome David and excited for him to join our exceptional staff," said Tom Vondrum, GRHC Board Chairman. "With his remarkable experience in strategic planning, medical staff relations, and operational management, he brings the perfect combination of skills and qualities to lead us to further success."
“My family and I look forward to becoming part of the Lancaster community,” Smith expressed. “It will be a very exciting time to join the organization as the expansion officially opens shortly after I arrive!” Watch for more details coming soon about Grant Regional’s Grand Opening this fall.