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St. Joseph’s Appoints Douglas G. Smith, FAHP, to Vice President for Development


SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has appointed Douglas G. Smith, FAHP, to the position of vice president for development, effective February 1. He replaces Margaret R. Martin, who retired at the end of 2012.

Smith is a senior level fund-raising executive with more than three decades of experience in positions of leadership, both in health care and higher education. Most recently, he served as vice president of development and Foundation president at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, Md. He held similar positions at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and Vail Valley Medical Center, as well.

A native of northern New Jersey, Smith received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio University and a Master’s degree in public management from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. He has been an active member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy for more than 25 years.

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s is affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.