100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2016
Chairman and CEO, Community Health Systems
- Compensation: $10,438,774 - according to 2016 proxy statement
- Years on list: 15
For nearly a decade, Wayne Smith has overseen the second-largest hospital chain in the U.S. In those years, he also presided over the near doubling of some key metrics. In 2008, the publicly traded company had 119 hospitals and $10.9 billion in revenue. By 2015, revenue had surged to $19 billion, the number of affiliated hospitals to 195, in 29 states. Smith sits on the boards of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of American Hospitals, among others.