Tim Smith
Senior Vice President/CEO, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, California

Mr. Smith joined Sharp HealthCare in 2007 and has more than 25 years of health care industry experience.  Prior to joining Sharp HealthCare, he served as interim Chief Operating Officer at University of California Irvine Medical Center for two years and as Chief Executive Officer for two Tenet Healthcare Hospitals in California: Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Garden Grove Hospital for 11 years.  Mr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on the Lifesharing Executive Advisory Board, and is a current Board member of the San Diego Blood Bank.  He is a former California Hospital Association Board member, former Chairman of the Board for the Hospital Association of Southern California, and past corporate cabinet Chair of the American Heart Association Orange County Chapter.  Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1979 and a Master of Public Health in Health Services Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.