Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award

Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award

​Hayden B. Smith, MD, was posthumously awarded the Medical Staff Distinguished Service Award in recognition of distinguished service to Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc. for providing professional and compassionate care to his patients and serving as a teacher and friend to staff members.

Although Dr. Smith was not at Memorial for a long time, he made a lasting impact with his colleagues and staff as well as the patients and families he cared for.

Dr. Smith, who served as Memorial’s assistant emergency department director, unexpectedly passed away in April 2019.

Staff noted that he always went above and beyond to help his patients. He was always willing to take time to explain things and to go the extra mile. He educated not only his patients but the staff as well.