Oliver ‘Ollie’ Smith, President/CEO, Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network at its annual member meeting on November 11, 2015 in Springfield. In his new role, Mr. Smith will support the organization and its mission to strengthen and provide assistance and resources to its 53 member hospitals.
Pat Schou, Executive Director of ICAHN said, “I am excited about working with Ollie in the coming year. He will bring valuable experience to our board and help us navigate through the many changes and exciting times that are ahead of us.”
Ollie Smith is a veteran of PCH/FMC for nearly 30 years. He began working for the hospital in May 1985 as a pharmacist. He obtained his pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis and worked for Eli Lilly & Co. before returning to Edgar County to help with the family farm in Hume. In addition to his earlier job as pharmacist, Ollie has also served PCH/FMC in a number of other roles, including supervising departments and serving as an employee advocate on the Employee Assistance Committee. In 2001, he was named the Vice President of Human Resources and Professional Services and Director of Pharmacy. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in June of 2013 and to the position of President and CEO in January of 2014.
Smith continues to farm. He is a member of the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hume, the Hume Lions Club No. 308, Hume American Legion Post No. 369, Human Resources Center Board of Directors, and Edgar County Public Health Board of Directors, and The Edgar County Bank and Trust Company Board of Directors. He and his wife, Ruth Anne, reside in Hume near the family farm.