Dignity Health | Be well | Spring 2018

Todd Smith has a very personal con- nection to his new workplace, Mercy Medical Center Redding (MMCR). “I was born at this hospital,” says Smith, who graduated from Anderson Union High School. Smith took over as MMCR’s president last March, filling a vacancy created when former president Mark Korth became chief transformation officer for Dignity Health. In his previous role, Smith was president of St. Elizabeth Community Hospi- tal (SECH) in Red Bluff. He started his career there 31 years ago as a weekend radiologic technologist and worked his way up through several management positions. He says one of his goals is to strengthen partnerships with doctors in the community. And he wants to find new ways to make sure patients and employees have a good experi- ence at MMCR. He is also committed to supporting key services, such as the hospital’s level 2 trauma center, which serves the entire region. Smith and his wife, Fran, have two adult children. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling by RV, being with his grandson, and riding all-terrain vehicles on the Oregon coast. “I miss and love my Red Bluff fam- ily, but I really enjoy being at Mercy,” he says. “I just feel like I belong.” Just down the road at Red Bluff, Jordan Wright became president of St. Elizabeth Community Hospital (SECH) last April. Wright grew up in Utah, at the foot of the Rockies, but he prefers his current view. “I get more inspired seeing Mt. Shasta.” Since 2013, Wright served as chief strategy officer for the Dignity Health North State Service Area. In that role, he worked on several projects, including the Solano Street Clinic and the Lassen Medical Clinic. “This hospital is a special place,” Wright says. “The leadership team is phenomenal.” He’s eager to support the outpa- tient clinic network the hospital has developed over the past four years. And one of his goals is to help the hospital offer services such as cancer care and more general surgery op- tions. “We’re committed to this com- munity,” he says. Wright and his wife, Anne, live in the Redding area and have two daughters and one son. An avid skier, hiker, and angler, Wright also enjoys riding off-road mo- torcycles and mountaineering. He’s climbed Mt. Shasta several times and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro with his son last year. “The North State is a good fit for me.” Todd Smith President Mercy Medical Center Redding Jordan Wright President St. Elizabeth Community Hospital After serving as interim presi- dent at Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta (MMCMS) for several months, Rodger Page recently accepted the position permanently. “I grew up in the North State and enjoy the beauty of the area,” says Page. “I am excited to be part of providing great health care with our Mt. Shasta team in this amazing community.” A Redding native, Page has most re- cently served as chief operating officer at Mercy Redding Medical Center. He started his career at Mercy Redding in 1988 as a supervisor in the nutrition services department. Page is impressed with the scope of services provided at Mercy Mt. Shasta and its highly trained and skilled medical staff. “The team in Mt. Shasta is awesome; all their efforts are focused on patient care and providing this community with high-quality medical services. Our main goal is to be able to care for our patients at home,” says Page. With several major projects on the horizon, Page is eager to contrib- ute to the growth opportunities. Page and his wife, Valorie, have been married for 26 years and have two children who are both pursuing careers in the medical field. Page has a love of all things outdoors, including hiking, skiing and hunting. “Being able to live and work in the North State is truly a blessing.” Rodger Page President Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta New leaders step up at Three North State hospitals 5 Dignity Health North State