Concluding an extensive search Northwest Florida Community Hospital (NFCH), Chief Executive Officer, Michael Kozar says he is pleased to announce that Spencer Smith PA – C, MBA, will be the new Chief Operating Officer.
In this role, Smith will oversee hospital operations and serve as an integral member of the administrative team, according to a NFCH press release.
The hospital states Smith brings a wealth of clinical experience and business acumen with a proven track record of leading service line growth and performance improvement initiatives.
Smith has worked for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Southern Medical Group as a Physician Assistant since 2013. During his tenure with Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, he was instrumental in establishing the Southern Medical Group Congestive Heart Failure Clinic as well as the Southern Medical Group Comprehensive Vascular Clinic.
Smith also served Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare as a clinician in the hospital Urgent Care Center for a number of years.
Smith holds an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Valdosta State University. He completed his physician assistant studies from Mercer University with a Master of Science in Medical Sciences and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida State University.
“We look forward to Smith bringing his combination of clinical and business expertise to Northwest Florida Community Hospital helping us to continue to expand our mission of providing high quality healthcare and to continue the growth of our service lines to meet and exceed the needs of our community,” stated NFCH in the news release.
“Please join us in welcoming Smith, his wife Ashley, and their two children Evie and Fenn to our community. He is very excited to pursue his goals and looks forward to serving the community through NFCH.”