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Ronald Lynn Smith, American health system executive.

Background

Smith, Ronald Lynn was born on September 22, 1940 in Algona, Iowa, United States. Son of Russell Malcom and Helen Lucille (Gridley) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Iowa State University, 1962. Postgraduate, University South Dakota, 1963. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1965.

Career

With, Harris Hospital-Methodist, Fort Worth, 1967-1982;associate executive director, Harris Hospital-Methodist, Fort Worth, 1974-1976;executive director, Harris Hospital-Methodist, Fort Worth, 1977-1982;president, Chief Executive Officer, Harris Methodist Health System, Fort Worth, since 1982;senior executive vice president, Texas Health Resources, since 1997. Member Premier, Inc., National Committee for Quality Health Care. Member of advisory county Hill-Rom Company, 1991.

Member healthcare executive advisory county International Business Machines Corporation, 1991. Member board Texas Commerce Bank.

Religion

A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.

Views

There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

Membership

Trustee Tarrant County United Way, 1977-1979, campaign chairman, 1992, chairman of the board of trustees 1993, Chairman, Board Of Directors, 1994, area-wide services chair, 1988-1991, self-sufficiency task force. Board member Texas Research League, 1990-1995, national board visitors Texas Christian U., since 1990. Board visitors Texas Wesleyan University, since 1995.

Fellow American College Hospital Executives. Member Texas Hospital Association (trustee 1983-1987, chairman 1986-1987), Texas Healthcare Council, Healthcare Leadership Council, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (president 1981), Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1992), Rotary.

Connections

Married Jacqueline Sue Yarger, December 23, 1962 (divorced August 1981). Children: Sheri Rene, Gregory Mark, Brenton Alan. Married Sylvia Jo Grotjan, December 31, 1982.

1 child, Russell Lynn.