Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Educated in Canada, the United States and Great Britain, Dr. Smith began his career in medical education, followed by leadership roles in university administration prior to taking on senior management roles in academic hospitals. His continuing education has focused on governance in the public and private sectors and he is professionally certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors. Currently, he serves as President and CEO for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and St. Joseph’s Lifecare Brantford as well as CEO for St. Mary’s General Hospital Kitchener.

A frequent advisor to the Ontario government, Kevin has served as ministerial supervisor and investigator on behalf of the Government of Ontario and led a number of corporate projects including the Emergency Room Alternate Level of Care (ALC) initiative currently underway.

Kevin also participates in a number of provincial and national government bodies including the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), a $5 billion independent organization funded by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure, the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations, the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, and the Change Foundation. Kevin is also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, McMaster University and is the Vice Chair of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), an organization representing all 158 hospitals in the Province of Ontario.

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