"The Sharp Experience means love, compassion, dedication and excellence."
Tim Smith has more than 30 years of hospital and health system management experience and began at Sharp in September 2007. Prior to joining Sharp, he served as interim chief operating officer at University of California Irvine Medical Center for two years and was CEO of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital for nine years.
Tim also had executive roles at Garden Grove Hospital, St. Bernardine Medical Center and Hoag Hospital. He served in many other leadership roles in the health care industry including board chairman of the Hospital Association of Southern California, board member of the California Hospital Association and board member of the Trauma Center Association of America. His community involvement has included volunteer leadership service with the San Diego Blood Bank and the American Heart Association.
Tim earned a bachelor of arts in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master of public health in health services management from the University of California, Los Angeles.