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Michelle Taylor-Smith

MSN, BSN, RN, FACHE, Center Operations Officer, Re

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Educational Background

MSN Nursing Administration
Medical College of Ohio 1996

ADN Nursing and Applied Science
University of Toledo 1977

BSN Nursing
University of Toledo 1987

Courses Taught

1994 Pediatric/Medical Surgical Nursing St. Vincent School of Nursing, Toledo, OH
2010-2018 Healthcare Finance American College of Health Executives, Chicago Illinois
2019 Health Care System Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina


Mrs. Michelle Taylor-Smith is an Ohio native and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and Masters degree from the Medical College of Ohio. She is a Masters-prepared Nurse Administrator with greater than 30 years Administrative and Executive experience, holds a Certificate in Finance from the National Healthcare Financial Management Association, and is Fellow in the American College of Health Executives. Her Operations experience spans multiple healthcare settings and Health Systems that include acute and outpatient-care, physician-practices, and academics. Michelle’s most recent role was Vice President of Patient Services and System Chief Nursing Officer of Greenville Health System (PRISMA HEALTH). In addition to co-leading the foundation for physician-nurse Inter-professionalism, during her tenure Greenville Health System transitioned to a BSN-preferred organization and she partnered with Dr Valentine and Clemson University for the development of the now Clemson-Greenville College of Nursing. Magnet status designation was obtained at the Greenville and Greer Memorial hospitals, and Pathways to Excellence at Patewood Memorial, which is the designation for smaller specialty organizations; and The Office of Patient Experience was launched. Currently serves as President of the Greenville Free Clinic Board of Trustees and member of the Program Review Committee for the American College of Health Care Executives. (ACHE).

Research Interests

Underserved populations
Interprofessionalism relationships between physicians and nurses; joint education and clinical practices
Leader Development

Research Publications

Dye, Carson (2016). M Taylor-Smith; Executive Excellence, Protocols for Healthcare Leaders, Second Edition. Health Administration Press.

Taylor-Smith, Michelle (2012). Coaching for Organizational Success, Healthcare Executive: Vol 27, (5).

Taylor-Smith, Michelle, Adams, L.T., and O'Neil, E.H. (Ed.), (2008) Nurse Executive: The Four Principles of Management (pp. 119-134). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Taylor-Smith, Michelle, (1997) A Nurse Managed Center for Non-Urgent Care to Underserved Populations Medical College of Ohio, School of Nursing Research Publication.

Honors and Awards

ACHE Carolina Senior Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award, 2017
Community Empowerment Honoree, 2016
Modern Healthcare Executive Nominee 2015
International Association of World Health Leaders 2011
Cincinnati Enquirer Woman of the Year Nominee 2011
Alumni of the Year, Medical College of Ohio 2004
Northwest Ohio Nurse Association-Nurse of the Year 2005
Alpha Kappa Alpha Community Health Award 2001
Outstanding Minority Alumni, University of Toledo 2000

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