SFCCC Loses Champion, Friend and SF Health Care Leader

Ron Smith

Ron Smith

Ron Smith, a leading local health advocate known to SFCCC Partners, died in March at the age of 71. 

A longtime executive with the Hospital Council of Northern California, Ron was the “go to” man.  Ron was one of the key health care  leaders that believed and practiced the concept that “we all are in this together.”  Ron was a brilliant strategist, policy advocate and envisioned the world for what it should and could be.  To SFCCC, he was our friend and advocate assuring the patients SFCCC Health Centers serve were included in comprehensive health planning.  John Gressman, SFCCC President and CEO stated “San Francisco has unexpectedly lost one of the most thoughtful, caring and compassionate leaders.  His belief in partnership and working to the goals for a healthy San Francisco, California and nation were exceptional and amazing.”