Those around him say F. Curtis Smith hit the ground running when he stepped into the interim chief executive officer position at Los Alamos Medical Center eight weeks ago.
“I think Curt is one of the best CEOs we’ve ever had. He’s made a significant impact in his brief time here and I wish we could keep him, but we understand he took this position on an interim basis,” LAMC Chief of Staff Paul Daly said. “I just hope we can find someone as capable as Curt.”
Smith replaces Wally Vette, who resigned in March following a meeting in which he received no confidence sentiments from physicians. Vette had been on the job nine months.
Smith said that he is not interested in the position on a permanent basis.