Robert (Eli) Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Adult Hospital Market

Eli Smith serves as Chief Strategy Officer for LCMC Health’s Adult Hospital Market. Eli previously served as Vice President, Business Development for the University Medical Center New Orleans. Prior to joining University Medical Center, Eli has served in multiple leadership roles including the Carle Physician Group in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, the Saint Francis Health System in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the CHRISTUS Spohn Health System based in Corpus Christi, Texas. Most recently, he served as Vice President-Primary Care and Medical Specialties for the Carle Physician Group where he led the clinical and budgetary operations of Carle Physician Group’s Champaign-Urbana-based primary care and medical specialty clinic site(s)—a $255 million enterprise—comprised of 250 physicians and 75 advanced practitioners. Eli holds a Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communication from The University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce and LCMC Health Urgent Care. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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