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Todd Smith


Mercy Medical Center Redding

Todd Smith currently serves as president of Mercy Medical Center Redding, a position he accepted in January 2017. In this role, he is responsible for the overall leadership, management and strategy of the hospital. Prior to this appointment, he served as president of St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff for four years. Under his leadership, St. Elizabeth enhanced quality, patient experience and employee engagement scores, all while continuing to improve financial performance. In addition, Mr. Smith established a strong working relationship among the leadership team and physicians at St. Elizabeth to engage all partners in major service line and facility initiatives. He led St. Elizabeth Community Hospital to be named one of the “Top 100 Hospitals” in the U.S. for seven years in a row, designed and implemented the opening of the SECH Imaging Center, opened the Solano Street Clinic, and helped transition Lassen Medical Group from an independently owned clinic into Lassen Medical Clinic, which is now part of the Dignity Health Family. Mr. Smith has worked at Dignity Health for 35 years, starting as a radiological technologist. He has a bachelor’s degree in business/human resource management and a master’s degree in business administration.


CEO Panel on Successful and Unsuccessful Margin Improvement Approaches (CEO-Only Session)

Presented by Kevin Cook, FACHE, Patty White, FACHE, Todd Smith at 2:30 PM on Wednesday, March 24th.

This scheduled 2020 ACHE Congress session resulted in 318 registered attendees, a response that reinforces the urgency to increase operating margins as one of the top three strategic mandates of any U.S. CEO for the last three or more years. New methods have been tried. Old methods have been retried. Mergers have promised to solve…