Jameson “Jamie” Smith joined Saint Joseph Hospital as its President in November of 2015. With a 146 year history in Denver, Saint Joseph Hospital is one of the highest volume hospitals in the state and runs the largest physician residency training program outside of the University of Colorado. Saint Joseph Hospital is a not for profit faith-based hospital and a part of SCL Health. Jamie also serves as the CEO of the Colorado Joint Operating Agreement between Saint Joseph and National Jewish Health, the leading Respiratory Hospital in the nation. Since joining Saint Joseph Hospital, Jamie has led the organization to several milestone achievements including Magnet designation, top decile patient satisfaction scores, several clinical excellence awards increased market share.
Before coming to Saint Joseph Hospital, Jamie spent 8 years with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Centura Health) in Colorado Springs. His last role there was as Chief Administrative Officer for the Colorado Springs market. Prior to coming to Colorado, Jamie worked for Tenet Healthcare, a for-profit hospital company, as an executive at two hospitals in the Southeast. Earlier in his career, Jamie served on active duty as a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of Captain.
Jamie is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Jamie serves on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), on the Executive Committee for the Economic Development Corp for the Denver Chamber of Commerce and on the Leadership Council for Clinica Tepeyac.
In his spare time, Jamie enjoys fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his wife and their three young children.