Large Maryland-based Hospital Welcomes new CMO

Kevin Smothers, M.D., FACEP has recently been named Chief Medical Officer at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (SGAH) in Rockville, Maryland. SGAH is one of five hospitals affiliated with Adventist HealthCare, an integrated healthcare delivery system based in Maryland.

Smothers has more than 25 years experience in the healthcare industry. He has spent the past 13 years serving in key leadership positions including Medical Director at Bellvue Hospital Center (part of New York University Medical Center), Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greenwich Hospital Center (part of Yale New Haven Health System), Physician Director at Franklin Square Hospital Center, Chief Quality Officer and most recently Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs/CMO Carroll Hospital Center.

In addition to his executive experience, Smothers also has a strong clinical background. He has served as an attending physician in numerous hospitals along the East Coast. He maintains an active medical license in the State of Maryland and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Smothers accepted the position at SGAH following a search engagement managed by executive search firm, FaithSearch Partners. The hospital, which outpaces both the state and the nation in growth, serves as the acute care hospital and primary healthcare resource for more than 550,000 residents. “Finding an experienced leader capable of ensuring that all hospital functions remain consistent with Shady Grove’s commitment to quality and patient care during this period of rapid growth was essential,” said the firm’s Senior Vice President, Jim Boyle. “Dr. Smothers is innovative when it comes to developing or modifying organizational and operational functions. We are confident that his proven ability to implement hospital-wide initiatives that promote superior clinical outcomes and advance overall efficiency will be an asset in his new role.”

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Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (SGAH) is a not-for-profit acute care facility in Rockville, Maryland with more than 330 licensed beds. SGAH is committed to delivering excellent healthcare through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The hospital offers a broad range of health services and is recognized for excellence in emergency care, high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care, cardiac and vascular interventional care, oncology care, several surgical specialties and a number of specialized services for children. SGAH is part of the Maryland-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in the state. More information about SGAH can be found on its website.

FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at www.faithsearchpartners.com.