Paul Smith, Group President

Paul Smith

Group President


Paul Smith is a Bon Secours Mercy Health group president. In this role, he provides leadership for Bon Secours Mercy Health operations in Hampton Roads and Richmond, Virginia; Irvine and Paducah, Kentucky; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

Smith’s career of more than 30 years consists of progressive health care operations experience, delivering growth and transformational strategies across hospitals and health care systems. Before joining BSMH, he served as president of division III operations for Community Health Systems (CHS) where he provided executive leadership to division operations teams supporting 26 acute care hospitals in six states. Prior to joining CHS, Smith was with Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) for 14 years, where he served as a vice president and as chief executive officer of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in North Carolina.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mercer University, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Health Administration from Georgia State University.