Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health appoint Kelly Smith statewide chief strategy officer

Business News |Jun 7, 2018|3 min read

CANTON and NORTON SHORES, Mich. – (May 31, 2018) Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health are pleased to announce that Kelly Smith has been appointed chief strategy officer for the state of Michigan.  As a member of the Michigan Executive Team, Smith will act as an expert resource and advisor to statewide leaders to strengthen and drive strategic and business competencies across Michigan.


“The elevation of Kelly to this statewide role fulfills our strategic and operational objective on a broader and more effective scale,” says Mary Boyd, chief integration officer of SJMHS and Mercy Health.  “Her appointment represents an expansion of Kelly’s previous responsibilities within Mercy Health in west Michigan to a statewide focus, all while keeping our management structure lean and responsive.”



Smith’s professional career in healthcare spans over 25 years.  Formerly the regional chief strategy officer of West Michigan, Smith has experience in many areas including strategic planning, service line leadership, physician network organization, master facility planning, medical staff relations, external partnerships, governance, community relations, new program development and executive leadership in hospital operations.



Smith earned her Master’s Degree in hospital administration and her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University.  She was a recipient of Crain Detroit’s 40 Under 40 award and participated in the Leadership Detroit program, an initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber for existing and emerging regional leaders.  She is active in many professional and community organizations.




About Mercy Health

Mercy Health is a regional, multi-campus, Catholic health care system serving West Michigan and the lakeshore with four hospital campuses, more than 60 physician offices, more than 1,300 medical staff physicians, more than 800 hospital beds and 7,200 colleagues, and hospice, home health and long-term care service offerings. Mercy Health Physician Partners, our multi-specialty physician network, employs more than 500 physicians and advanced practice professionals in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Holland and the lakeshore. Mercy Health has annual operating revenues of about $1.4 billion and returns about $80 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs. Mercy Health, a member of Trinity Health, is committed to being a trusted health partner for life, transforming the communities we serve, by providing high-quality care that is the most accessible, compassionate and personalized in West Michigan. Visit us at



About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a health care organization serving seven counties in southeast Michigan including Livingston, Washtenaw, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Jackson, and Lenawee. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, and 133-bed St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea. Combined, the five hospitals are licensed for 1,553 beds, have five outpatient health centers, six urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 15,300 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. SJMHS has annual operating revenues of about $2 billion and returns about $120 million to its communities annually through charity care and community benefit programs. For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit


SJMHS and Mercy Health are member of Trinity Health, a leading Catholic health care system based in Livonia, Mich. Trinity Health operates in 22 states, employs about 131,000 colleagues, has annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of about $24 billion. Additionally, the organization returns roughly $1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs.