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Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital


Fahad Tahir
President and CEO, Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals

Fahad Tahir, FACHE is President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals, which are part of Saint Thomas Health in Ascension’s Tennessee market. In addition to leading both hospitals, Fahad’s responsibilities include partnering with payors, physicians/clinicians and stakeholders to progress the integrated deliver system’s managed care and value-based care strategies. Fahad’s leadership philosophy is to build a culture of trust to enhance clinical innovation and growth.

Prior to his current role, Fahad served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Thomas Medical Partners, where he oversaw clinical, operational and financial performance of one of the region’s largest medical groups as well as physician network strategy, physician development and recruitment, service line development and managed care/value based care. During his tenure, Fahad restructured a physician governance model and organizational structure to develop a physician-led model, physician-administration dyad and defined roles for decision making. From 2014-2017, Fahad increased year over year growth in annual net revenue by 36%, implemented a $70 million capital investment of ten Care Centers in strategically significant markets, and integrated more than 500 primary care and specialty physicians/clinicians across 95 practices into a unified medical group.

Fahad has been part of the Ascension health system since 2003. Prior to joining Saint Thomas Health, Fahad served as Vice President of Physician Enterprise and Community Health Network at Providence, a health system in Washington, D.C. Fahad’s responsibilities at Providence included practice operations, clinical integration strategy and growth plan of the physician enterprise. He oversaw and directed the integration of several practices across specialties, patient centered medical home certification, and affiliations with several primary care and community health centers. Additionally, Providence obtained three CMS Innovation awards, totaling more than $18 million. These recognized programs included developing a clinically integrated network, new payment models for diabetes education and a clinically integrated prenatal care network. He was also Executive Sponsor for the implementation of a Health Information Exchange, an integrated electronic medical record system that brings together the health records of multiple physician group practices, clinics, hospitals and health centers. Prior, Fahad held roles in physician practice development, acquisitions and practice management at Ascension’s Columbia St. Mary's Health System in Milwaukee, WI.

Fahad earned his MBA from Loyola University Chicago and his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Fahad is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, as well as a Fellow of Washington DC's Health Care Advisory Board. He is a member of Medical Group Management Association and a member of the American Public Health Association.

Geoffrey SmallwoodDr. Geoffrey Smallwood
Chief Medical Officer

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital named Geoffrey H. Smallwood, M.D. as chief medical officer in May 2012.  As chief medical officer for Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Dr. Smallwood facilitates and aligns the interests of the hospital’s leadership and medical staff in an increasingly challenging health care environment.

Dr. Smallwood joined the Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital medical staff in 1991 as a practicing OB/GYN. He has worked as one of Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital’s part-time obstetrics hospitalists and led a simulation training program to better prepare other physicians and nurses for obstetrical emergencies, in addition to leading a full-time private practice. As the chief OB/GYN at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital from 2009-2011, he helped improve the departmental process for better communication and decision-making among medical staff and, as part of a team, developed various patient safety initiatives for mothers and infants that align with the Tennessee Initiative for

Perinatal Quality Care.

He attended medical school at the Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Smallwood completed his internship in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA Medical Center and his residency, also in obstetrics and gynecology, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He began his career in private practice at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., before coming to Nashville in the early 1990s to be in private practice with Growdon, VanHooydonk, Bressman and Adkins, now part of Tennessee Women’s Care.



Marco Fernandez
Marco Fernandez
Chief Nursing Officer

Marco has been with Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Health Services since 1995. He has served in various leadership roles since that time throughout the organization beginning as a Staff Nurse in Critical Care and most recently serving as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Thomas Midtown and West Hospitals.

Marco received his Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Association for Nursing Professional Development, the American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau. Marco has been instrumental within our nursing leadership over the last several years.




Jeremy Gray
Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Saint Thomas Health, Jeremy Gray served as Chief Operating Officer of Chippenham Medical Center, an affiliate of HCA Virginia’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. In this role, he oversaw operational performance for the second largest emergency room in terms of volume for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Levinson Heart Hospital, Perioperative Services, and all ancillary departments. Jeremy also served on the Board of the Chesterfield County Healthcare Commission with special focus on providing healthcare continuum to the elderly and underserved residents of Chesterfield County. 

Jeremy had been a part of HCA Healthcare since 2012 where he served as Chief Operating Officer of Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. Prior to joining HCA, Jeremy served in progressive operational roles with Community Health Systems in Shelbyville and Jackson, Tennessee markets.

Jeremy earned his Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama.