Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District Apoints New CFO

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel W. Smith as the Chief Financial Officer, effective January 2011. Smith joins PMHD with 28 years of progressive experience in successful hospital financial management in both investor-owned and not-for-profit organizations, 21 years at the CFO level.  Within the Quorum Healthcare Resources organization, Smith served as the CFO at the Brazosport Regional Health System, Lake Jackson, Texas; Rebsamen Medical Center, Jackson, Arkansas; Delta Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Mississippi; and Carolinas Hospital System, Lake City, South Carolina.  Prior to joining PMHD he served as the CFO and District Compliance Officer for Samaritan

Healthcare, Lake Moses, Washington.

Smith received his undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Florida, and his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), studying for the fellowship (FACHE) in the latter.

“As we narrowed the search for a new Chief Financial Officer, we recognized the talents and breadth of experience of Mr. Smith,” commented Marcus Tapia, president of the PMHD board of directors. “He joins a strong team and will be a great asset as we continue to expand and improve healthcare quality for the residents of Imperial Valley,” continued Tapia.

“From the start of the interview process, I was impressed with the administrative team at PMHD,” commented Smith. “I am pleased to join them as the hospital grows.  My wife and I look forward to being part of the community,” he added.