Trent C. Smith comes from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Trent C. Smith, a health care executive who helped Children's Hospital of Philadelphia achieve dramatic growth in its pediatric outpatient services, will join the University of Maryland Medical System on September 1, 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Ambulatory Services. The appointment was announced by Edmond F. Notebaert, President and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Maryland Medical System.
"Trent has 25 years of experience and success in planning, developing, and managing ambulatory health care services," says Notebaert. "He will help us accomplish one of the most important clinical initiatives in the history of the Medical System. In partnership with Dean Donald Wilson of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, we will create a world-class ambulatory facility. Trent will represent the Medical System in the planning, development and operation of this important initiative," says Notebaert.
For the past ten years, Smith has worked at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he was Senior Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Network Development. During that time, he led the development of the largest network of primary and specialty care ambulatory services for children in the nation, with more than 40 sites in three states. CHOP's annual outpatient visits have grown to more than 800,000 in 2003.
"I am excited about this opportunity to help the University of Maryland Medical System achieve its goal of building a state-of-the art facility that is convenient and easily accessible to patients while providing excellent, multi-disciplinary care. Ed Notebaert has an amazing vision for this project, which is now in the early planning stages," says Smith.
He adds, "I look forward to working side by side with clinicians and staff from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in order to accomplish this important goal."
Prior to joining Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Smith was the President of Pediatric Services and Vice President for External Operations at Children's Memorial Hospital in Omaha. He has also worked in ambulatory care positions at Archbishop Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha and at University Hospital in Kansas City. Trent received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and his Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska.
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