Reed Smith

Reed Smith


Vice President, Chief Consumer Officer

Reed Smith has spent nearly 20 years in healthcare, first as a hospital marketing director, then overseeing product development for the Texas Hospital Association, and as a strategist working with some of the world’s largest healthcare brands and providers. He also brings a unique perspective from his pre-healthcare career working in both telecommunications and professional sports.

In addition to founding the Social Health Institute, Mr. Smith is a founding advisory board member for both the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network and the health & wellness track at the SXSW® Interactive Festival. He co-hosts the touch point podcast, a weekly show about patient experience and digital marketing in healthcare.

A graduate of Texas Tech University, Mr. Smith also holds an MBA from LeTourneau University. In 2020, he was inducted into the Healthcare Internet Hall-of-Fame as that year’s Innovative Individual.

Ardent Health Services

Ardent Health Services is a leading provider of healthcare in communities across the country. With a focus on consumer-friendly processes and investments in innovative services and technologies, Ardent is passionate about making healthcare better and easier to access.

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