ST. LOUIS, MO – SSM Health has named Steve Smoot, FACHE, as Chief Operations Officer, effective July 16. In this role, Smoot will oversee all of SSM Health’s hospital, medical group and other major business operations across Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
Smoot has more than 20 years of health care industry experience and a strong track record of success in strategy, operational transformation, physician partnership, philanthropy and community service. Most recently, he served as Associate Chief Operating Officer for Intermountain Healthcare.
Smoot previously held several other senior leadership roles at Intermountain, including Administrator at both Cedar City Hospital in Cedar City, Utah, and Utah Valley Hospital in Provo, Utah, as well as Regional Vice President of Intermountain’s south region. Prior to joining Intermountain, he also led operations at community hospitals in Kentucky and Montana.
“Steve brings a wealth of experience, expertise and leadership to SSM Health,” said Laura S. Kaiser, FACHE, President/Chief Executive Officer of SSM Health. “He’ll be a wonderful asset to our organization as we continue to expand and transform our ministry while providing exceptional, compassionate care to the communities we serve.”
Smoot was a recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regents Award in both Montana and Utah. He holds a bachelor's degree in hospital administration from Weber State University, an MBA from Brigham Young University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.