Senior Consultant



Dennis Smith joined MSL in 2016, and serves as a Senior Consultant. Prior to entering Healthcare Facility Operations, Dennis had over thirty years of experience as a General Contractor and Construction Management and had the opportunity to hold the position of Director of Facilities for a hospital on which he had been a party to on a large renovation and expansion project.

Over a period of twelve years, he progressed from Director of Facilities for a medium sized hospital to Assistant Director of Facilities for Catholic Health Initiatives and finally as National Director of Facilities for CHI with responsibility for creating the leadership and management structure responsible for the Environment of Care in about 70 hospitals in 18 states. These responsibilities allowed Dennis to be actively involved in regulatory readiness, including The Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, EPA, and a large number of state and local jurisdictions. Other duties included energy management, emergency preparedness, due diligence on acquisitions, and meeting budget and cost reduction goals as National Director in a Fortune 50 company. Dennis holds the following certifications: Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

Dennis received an Associate’s Degree in Engineering studies, B.S. in Business and M.S. in Management. Dennis is a long standing member and recognized as Senior of the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). He has served on several committees for ASHE and has presented several educational topics at ASHE National meetings and various State Chapter meetings. Dennis was privileged to have a parallel career in the Army National Guard Field Artillery and is a retired Lieutenant Colonel.