Cameron Smith is a former hospital leader who believes that behind every statistic is a person who is trusting us with their care. With a background in engineering and mathematics, he uses data analytics and process improvement methodologies to strengthen the health of our communities through partnering with local health systems. His work focuses on helping health systems find the root cause of their strategic and operational challenges and transform those challenges into opportunities. At Stroudwater, Cameron serves clients as part of the Clinical and Population Health/Strategy teams.
Cameron earned a BS in Industrial Engineering and a Mathematics Minor from St. Ambrose University and an MBA from Western Illinois University. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.
Before joining Stroudwater, Cameron worked as a leader with UnityPoint Health Quad Cities/Muscatine, a four-hospital health system serving a large Midwest metropolitan area. In this role, Cameron managed Quality, Performance Improvement, Patient Experience, and Clinical Professional Development. He led a team of process improvement and quality professionals who generated significant cost savings for the region and improved experiences for patients; worked with system leadership to improve readmission rates over four years resulting in significant penalty reduction; assisted in the implementation of a Root Cause Analysis response process leading to a reduction in serious safety events throughout the health system; and led a system-driven overhaul of the managing-for-daily-improvement process within his affiliate. He also previously served as a data analyst for Genesis Health System’s Business Intelligence Center.
Outside the office, Cameron enjoys reading, spending time with his wife and daughter, and traveling.