Dr. Matthew Smith has recently been named the Medical Director of the Fayette
County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Emergency Department. The twelve-bed department
sees close to 17,000 patients annually with Smith and other providers
contracted by Community Emergency Medicine Partners (CEMP).
Smith is a central Ohio native who graduated from the University of Toledo
School of Medicine and credits watching the television series “ER”
as a child for sparking his interest in the field. After completing his
residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, Smith spent
time at the University of Maryland where he had various positions including
Assistant Medical Director, Chest Pain Champion, Stroke Champion and Assistant
Medical Director. Dr. Smith has extensive experience in Event Medicine
and has served as the staff physician for the Preakness Stakes horse races
and staff physician for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. Outside of
work Smith has two children, operates a drone photography company and
enjoys running and fishing.
CEMP is the company selected by the FCMH Board of Trustees to staff the
Emergency Department with quality providers. “Serving rural health
settings is their specialty and they have a proven record of reducing
patient wait times for critical tests in an emergency setting, said Diener.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Smith to FCMH. His experience and
training in emergency medicine will be invaluable to our facility and
most especially to the community we serve.”