Brian Smith

Bon Secours Mercy Health Operational Liaison to Ireland, Bon Secours Health System Ireland Board Member

Brian Smith is the Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) Operational Liaison to Ireland. In this role, he provides strategic and operational input to ensure  alignment between the Bon Secours Health System Ireland and BSMH. Smith also serves as a Board Member for Bon Secours Health System Ireland. Smith retired in 2022 after 32 years of leadership service to BSMH. He is the former president and chief operating officer of BSMH’s core operating entity (its hospitals and clinical services division). The core consists of 48 hospitals and approximately 1,200 sites of care in communities across seven states in the U.S. and in the Republic of Ireland. In his role as president and COO, Smith provided strategic leadership and management of operations for all aspects of clinical care delivery, including nursing, pharmacy, lab, quality, clinical effectiveness, post-acute services and all other functions that support the ministry’s core activities.
Smith previously served as chief operating officer for BSMH and was CEO of the ministry’s north division. He also held the position of executive vice president/chief operating officer with St. Rita’s Health Partners in Lima,Ohio, which included two hospitals, four physician joint ventures and a wholly owned physician enterprise.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Ashland University. Smith is a past member of the Ohio Hospital Association Board of Directors and has been recognized by Modern Healthcare with its “Up and Comers” award and by the Cincinnati Business Courier with its “2017 Chief Operating Officer of the Year” award. He was past chairman of the board of the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce and served on the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Summa Health System Board of Directors, the Mercy College of Ohio Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board for the James Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University.