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Mary Sullivan Smith, RN, MS


Senior Vice President,
Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Nursing Officer

Mary Sullivan Smith, MS, RN is Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Nursing Officer for New England Baptist Hospital. Mary is responsible for the provision of high quality care within the inpatient and ambulatory environments. 

Mary oversees inpatient and ambulatory care services. This encompasses Inpatient and Ambulatory Nursing and Perioperative Services, Information Technology, Quality and  Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Control, Occupational Health and Employee Health, Case Management, Rehabilitation Services, Laboratory and Pathology, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, Professional Development, Patient Education, Food and Nutrition, Environmental Services, Safety and Security, Patient Care Services Administration and Pastoral Care.

Mary joined NEBH in 2009 as Director of Patient Care Services, and shortly after was promoted to Associate Vice President, Patient Care Services. She has held additional roles since then including being named Vice President of Clinical Operations in 2013, Chief Nursing Officer in 2014, and Chief Operating Officer in 2015. She serves on the Board of Trustees as Chief Nursing Officer.

Prior to joining New England Baptist Hospital, Mary held a number of positions at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children, the most recent being Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. Mary holds a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Lesley University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Diploma in Nursing from the New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Executives and the Organization of Nurse Leaders.