Staff Profile: A Conversation with Meghan Smith, MPH

March 24, 2023

Meghan Smith is a newer face at HCIF and brings years of talent and experience to her position. Meghan is a Project Manager within the Clinical Improvement team. She specifically supports HCIF’s Pennsylvania Urologic Regional Collaborative (PURC) and Pennsylvania – New Jersey Surgical Opioid Stewardship (PENNJ-SOS) initiatives. Get to know Meghan better by reading about her in this month’s staff profile.

 

How did you learn about HCIF and what prompted you to start working there?

Before joining HCIF, I participated in the 2022 Regional Community Health Needs Assessment in a previous position. I was incredibly impressed with the team’s commitments to meaningful community and partner engagement, health equity, high quality data, and opportunities for collaboration – all reasons why I chose to work at HCIF!

What has been your most rewarding professional experience thus far? What is your proudest accomplishment during your time at HCIF?

Prior to joining HCIF, I worked at a local health department and was there during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a massively challenging but rewarding experience – I liken it to a real-life version of the ultimate public health final exam. I can’t say I’ve experienced my proudest HCIF accomplishment yet – I’m still new and there’s so much still to come!

What excites you most about your position at HCIF?

I’m most excited about the opportunity to work on projects that are completely new to me! I’ve never worked within the clinical improvement field and with PURC and PENNJ-SOS, I have the chance to see the direct impact of our work – it’s right there in the data and what we hear from our partners and their patients.

What motivates you both personally and professionally?

I’m personally and professionally motivated by my young nieces! I try to fill their lives with more creativity, joy, laughs, honesty, and compassion!

What are your interests outside of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy singing in a local choir, FaceTiming with my family across three different time zones, and walks in Wissahickon Park.


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