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Chief Medical Officer Named for Florida Hospital DeLand and Fish Memorial
DELAND & ORANGE CITY – Leighton B. Smith, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial.

In this new role, Smith will work to continually strengthen the relationships between physicians, clinicians and non-clinicians.

Smith is a physician executive with more than 25 years of progressive senior leadership experience in a variety of complex and diverse healthcare settings. He comes to the West Volusia area from Naples, Fla., where he was the founder, owner and operator of Leighton Consulting, Inc., a physician management consulting firm, for 10 years. Additionally, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of a Chicago-area hospital for eight years.

Smith earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a 156-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a part of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.  The hospital is also Chest Pain Accredited and a certified Stroke and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a 175-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.fhfishmemorial.org.