Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals Appoints New Board of Trustees Member

June 1, 2007

M. Stevenson Smith, the CEO and chairman of Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA), a full-service transportation and infrastructure consulting firm, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals.

Steve has a B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of South Carolina and is a registered engineer in nine states.  His employment at WSA spans over 30 years; he has been a project engineer, project manager, department head and group manager.

Steve has served on the board of the American Council of Engineering Companies – SC, the SC Council of the Engineering and Surveying Societies, past chair of the Aviation Committee of American Road and Transportation Builder’s Association, and is a member of the University of South Carolina School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board.  He is also a member of the Midlands Business Leaders Group Board, Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina, Inc.’s Board, Strategies for Teacher Advancement & Renewal Board of the Palmetto Teachers Association, Providence Hospitals Development Committee.  Steve serves as Chairman of ITE’s 2007 Wilbur S. Smith Award Committee, is a member of the International Road Federation Board and a member of the executive committee, and is a member of the Columbia World Affairs Council Board.

Steve is married and has two children.  He is an active member of the Shandon Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

Known statewide for its compassionate care, Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals provides medical and surgical services through three entities: Providence Hospital, Providence Heart Institute and Providence Hospital Northeast. Providence is best known for the expertise in cardiac care it provides through Providence Heart Institute, a regional referral center for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.