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Chairman and CEO,
Community Health Systems
Smith is one of the most tenured executives in the hospital industry. As CHS continues to face debt, Smith voiced an optimistic message this year about the rural hospital chain in the markets. The hospital chain announced the sale of three hospitals, which marked the exit from Virginia. CHS also had 12 other completed divestitures this year in addition from the 81 hospitals in the three preceding years. CHS also announced a debt swap plan in October.