Huntsville, Texas (May 25, 2021) – Huntsville Memorial Hospital (HMH)
has announced the retirement of Steven Smith, Chief Executive Officer,
effective June 1, 2021.
“It has been my pleasure to serve this very special community and
I have been so proud to serve beside dedicated healthcare teams,”
said Steven Smith, HMH CEO. “Along with the HMH leadership, these
talented individuals will continue to keep patient care excellence a top
priority every day and work to improve the health of our community.”
Anne Woodard, Chair of the Board of Managers, Walker County Hospital District,
shared, “We are ever thankful for Steve’s leadership, his
endurance and dedication, especially during the hardships over the past
year through the pandemic.”
Smith is recognized for several accomplishments that help fortify HMH for
the future, including: leading turnaround efforts; hiring executive leaders
Jim Jenkins, Chief Financial Officer, and Linda Lawson, MSN, RN, HACP,
Chief Nursing Officer; building physician allegiance; and developing staff.
As part of this leadership transition, Joe Thomason, Senior Vice President
of Hospital Operations for Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), will
serve as Interim CEO, while CHC conducts the search for a CEO replacement.
Thomason, along with Jim Jenkins, CFO and Linda Lawson, CNO, will ensure
that HMH continues on a path of strength.
CHC teams across clinical, financial and operational areas continue to
support and steer HMH’s improvement and growth. CHC’s partnership
with HMH was formalized on February 28, 2020, when HMH became part of
the CHC family of hospitals.
About Huntsville Memorial Hospital Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville,
Texas, is a 123-bed, Joint Commission-accredited, notfor-profit acute
care community hospital. HMH delivers quality healthcare services to the
residents of Walker County and its surrounding communities, a population
of more than 72,000. HMH and its dedicated staff offer compassionate care
and the latest technologies and treatment solutions. HMH holds Joint Commission
Primary Stroke Center designation. HMH keeps community health and wellness
at the forefront of its mission. Please visit us at
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