CHI St. Alexius Health is proud to announce James L. Smith, CPA, as its Vice President of Operational Finance. He previously served as Vice President of Finance at Palomar Health in San Diego, Calif., where he was responsible for financial reporting for California’s largest healthcare district.
Mr. Smith is an experienced health care finance executive known for being a people-oriented leader, mentor and coach with the ability to create structures and strategies that ensure solid financial performance and compliance. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Calif., and gained his professional public accounting experience with the Northern California Healthcare Practice Group in Ernst & Young’s San Francisco office.
“During my interviews a high level of professionalism, a passion for excellence, and collegiality were evident among all I met and spoke with at CHI St. Alexius Health,” states Mr. Smith. “I was impressed with the ministry’s noteworthy history and positive impact it has made on the community for more than a century. I look forward to becoming a member of this amazing team, and both my wife, Linda, and I are excited about contributing to our new community in any way we can.”