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Lisa Smithgall is the chief nursing officer of Ballad Health. Prior to this role, Smithgall was the vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of Holston Valley Medical Center. She also served as associate vice president of nursing at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and vice president of women’s and children’s strategic service unit at Mountain States Health Alliance.
Smithgall has more than 30 years of nursing leadership experience. She is a member of professional nursing organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International. She maintains certifications in nursing practice and nursing leadership as a certified neonatal intensive care nurse, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, and certified nurse executive.
Smithgall was recipient of the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Meritorious Service Award for Executive Staff in 2010, The Women’s Economic Council Foundation “E” Award for Economic Excellence and Equality in 2009, The Business Journal Health Care Hero Award in 2009, and the YWCA Tribute to Women Award in 2009.
She actively participates in regional community boards and advisory panels. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Southern Appalachian Ronald McDonald House Charities in Johnson City, Tennessee, Community Advisory Board Member for the Northeast Tennessee Nurse-Family Partnership Program, Community Advisory Board Member for the East Tennessee State University College of Nursing, and a Nursing Advisory Committee Member for the Walters State Community College Nursing program.
In addition to her role at Ballad Health, Smithgall serves as the adjunct faculty at ETSU and co-director of the ETSU/Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center Accelerated BSN Nursing Program at Kingsport, initiated in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, her Master of Science in nursing degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her Philosophy of Science in nursing degree from ETSU.