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University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center's new president knows the hospital intimately

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center's new president knows the hospital intimately

It wasn't just Dr. Thomas Smyth's impressive résumé that made Francis X. Kelly, chairman of the board of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, covet Thomas Smyth to become the president and CEO of the Towson hospital.

It was Smyth's intimate knowledge — from patient to practitioner — of the 232-bed acute-care hospital located on 39 acres in the heart of Towson, which provides primary care as well as specialized cancer, heart and orthopedic needs. Kelly said the choice of Smyth was a "no-brainer" as the person to lead the 2,300 allied health professionals that make up the staff of the medical center.

Smyth, the former director...

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