||Frank L. Smith, Jr.
Vice President for Corporate Development
President, Franciscan Management Services, Inc.
Frank Smith serves as president and chief executive officer of Franciscan Management Services, Inc., Health Care Management Administrators, Inc., and St. Elizabeth Health Support Services, Inc. He is also president of Franciscan Health Support, Inc., vice president of special health programs at St. Joseph’s, and manager of Loretto Health Support, LLC and Lourdes Health Support, LLC.
Smith’s career as a healthcare professional began with his graduation from the Respiratory Therapy Program at SUNY Health Science Center. He became a Registered Respiratory Therapist and started with St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in 1971 as a shift supervisor and in-service coordinator.
In 1982, he completed a Master of Science degree in Adult Education at Syracuse University (SU) and became an Adjunct Associate Professor for the College of Health Professions at SU.
In 1985, Franciscan Health Support, Inc., commenced operation with Smith as Chief Operating Officer. In 1989, Franciscan Management Services, Inc., began operations, also with Frank as COO. Both companies are affiliates of St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center and in 1993, Smith was named vice president for special health programs at St. Joseph’s, overseeing not only the Franciscan companies and joint ventures but also cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, the sleep laboratories and wellness program at St. Joseph’s.