The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) Board of Directors elected John B. Smith, MD, as its new chairman at their most recent board meeting.
Dr. Smith is a family practitioner and North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) member active in pediatrics, adult medicine and geriatrics. Educated at NC State University, UNC, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Dr. Smith joined Clinton Medical Clinic in 1980. He is a certified medical director of two local nursing homes and a hospital skilled care unit. Dr. Smith has previously held the position of CCME board president from November 2007 to October 2011.
Dr. Smith has also served as president of Sampson County Medical Society; member of Sampson County Board of Health; and medical staff president of Sampson Regional Medical Center. He was named North Carolina Family Physician of the Year in 2000 by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.
CCME is an independent, nonprofit provider of quality improvement services in health care settings. For over 30 years, CCME has served as a Quality Improvement Organization, as designated by the national Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CCME also provides services related to the Medicaid populations.