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Hammond-Henry Hospital welcomes new CEO

December 7, 2023

The Board of Directors of Hammond-Henry Hospital (HHH) in Geneseo announces the appointment of its new chief executive officer David Smith, MBA, FACHE. Smith brings more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare field with a broad background in critical access, acute, and ambulatory care operations. An effective leader, David has proven results in market expansion, cost containment, improved efficiencies, and significant enhancements in revenue. David will spearhead Hammond-Henry Hospital's operations starting on January 15, succeeding interim CEO, Dave Shannon.

Smith will be an employee of Ovation Healthcare, serving HHH and reporting to their governing board. "On behalf of Ovation Healthcare and our CEO, Dr. Dwayne Gunter, we're thrilled David has chosen to accept this role and serve Geneseo and its surrounding communities," said Chip Holmes, Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations. "With his enthusiasm and strategic vision, he will provide outstanding leadership to Hammond-Henry Hospital."