John Smalley

John Smalley

Special Consultant

John Smalley serves as a Special Consultant for HVP. John has more than 35 years of diverse healthcare experience. He was an original HVP Founder and Principal and continues to provide support to HVP and its Clients for special projects.


John Smalley has more than 35 years of results-oriented leadership experience with both public and private healthcare organizations. With Chuck Owen, John was an original founder and Principal with HVP. Prior to that, John served in a number of increasingly responsible positions with Quorum Health Resources (QHR) and its predecessor companies. As Senior Vice President of QHR, John had overall responsibility for up to 110 contract-managed hospitals. He also has worked as an Independent Consultant to healthcare organizations and at all levels of the hospital organization while employed at several individual facilities.

John's leadership skills have been most evident in areas such as hospital-physician relationships, multi-facilities management, Board development, local/regional integration strategies, strategic planning, revenue enhancement and cost containment techniques. His in-depth experience makes him well equipped to deal with the multiple challenges and opportunities confronting successful healthcare providers now and into future.

Healthcare Experience

  • Principal, Healthcare Venture Professionals
  • Senior Vice President, Quorum Health Resources
  • Senior Vice President, Hospital Management Professionals
  • Vice President-Operations, Hospital Management Professionals
  • Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence County Medical Center
  • Associate / Assistant Executive Director, Aliquippa Hospital
  • Director of Patient Affairs, University of Maryland Hospital
  • Other positions in both teaching and community hospitals

Areas of Healthcare Expertise

  • Physician - Hospital joint ventures
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Feasibility/Development
  • Management
  • Managed care
  • Medical staff development
  • Networking/affiliations
  • Program/service innovation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Quality improvement
  • Governance/Board development
  • Management development


  • M.H.A., Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.A. English, John Carroll University

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Board of Governors, Federation of American Healthcare Systems
  • Member, American Hospital Association
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, (ASCA)
  • President, MCV Health Administration Alumni Association