Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn President Kelly Smith resigns

Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Kelly Smith resigned as president of Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn April 28.

A statement from the hospital released on May 3 said she resigned “to pursue other opportunities.”

She began her career at the then-Oakwood Hospital in 1994 as an administrative intern and held administrator, clinical services, corporate director of strategy, and director of the Women and Children’s Center of Excellence roles.

Smith also serviced as chief operating officer and then division president of the now Beaumont Hospital-Taylor from 2008 to 2013 and then president at Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn.

During her time as president Smith was responsible for strategy development, daily operations and financial performance of the 632‐bed acute care, teaching and research hospital, according to her biography on the hospital website.

“She has served as an advisor on national women’s health projects sponsored by The Advisory Board and the National Women’s Health Resource Center and helped shape a statewide initiative sponsored by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association focused on safe, patient‐focused care for labor and delivery units,” her biography read.

Smith graduated from Ohio State University with a master’s degree in hospital administration and a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

The hospital will name an interim leader for Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn and its affiliated sites while the search for a permanent hospital president is completed.

“An interim president has not been named as of yet,” Beaumont Hospital-Dearborn spokeswoman Paula Rivera-Kerr said. “As for the hiring process, Beaumont will work with national agencies to identify candidates for the position from across the country.”

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