Friday, April 22
Mountain Health Network is pleased to announce Paul English Smith, Vice President and General Counsel, has been honored by the West Virginia Bar Foundation Board of Directors as a 2022 Bar Foundation Fellow. The Foundation Fellows program recognizes lawyers and judges in West Virginia who have shown exemplary dedication to the practice of law in their communities through their professional and personal efforts.
Fellows are selected by the West Virginia Bar Foundation Board of Directors, which comprises statewide judges and lawyers with diverse legal backgrounds. Smith and 18 other individuals join the 24th class of Bar Foundation Fellows and will be honored on April 21, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Charleston. Approximately 450 out of 6,000 West Virginia lawyers and judges have been selected as Foundation Fellows since 1999.
Smith has been General Counsel of Mountain Health Network since 2019. Prior to his system position, he served Cabell Huntington Hospital as Vice President and General Counsel for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in healthcare law, insurance, and hospital operations. In 2021, Smith led MHN as Interim CEO and President of Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Smith is a past president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia.