Readus C. Smith III, FACHE
Chief Strategy Officer
Readus C. Smith III, FACHE
Readus C. Smith III, FACHE, has been a leading healthcare executive for over 22 years. He is the former Chairman/CEO of Promise2Care pharmacy, a premier Joint Commission and CMS accredited pharmacy specializing in pharmaceuticals, diabetic supplies, and healthy living supplements. This tenure earned him recognition throughout the healthcare industry for his commitment to an excellent and new way of thinking, which led to Promise2Care becoming one of the fastest-growing mail-order pharmacies in the country. Smith has also held the position of Chief Strategy and Development Officer of Island Doctors MSO. Behind his leadership, Island Doctors saw a 300% increase in their patient panel size and the creation of Navigate, which saved both cost and revenue while working with both hospitals and physicians simultaneously.
Earlier in his healthcare career, Smith served as President of Closer Health Commercial group, a growing mail-order diabetic supply company. Under his leadership, CHCG quickly became a leading diabetic supplier in the healthcare industry, and one of the largest divisions of its parent company, Closer Healthcare. Readus also served as Vice President of Operations for the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED), an acute-care teaching hospital that served six-state regions within 150 Miles of Memphis, Tennessee. As well, Readus held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Pegasus Airwaves, producer of specialty beds for hospitals, nursing homes, and home healthcare markets, and Vice President of Commercial Business Group for Liberty Medical-Healthcare Group, a direct marketer of diabetes testing supplies and prescriptions.
Smith received a Master of Science degree in Law & Policy from Nova Southeastern University and a Masters in Corporate Operations from LaSalle University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Business Corporate Operations from the University of Memphis. Smith has been featured in publications such as Modern Healthcare, the Whole Truth, and Maximizing Potential. Readus also serves as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has also received numerous awards, including CEO of the year The Heroes Award, and in 2018 he received the Man of the Year Award.
As Chief Strategy Officer, he is responsible for the growth and future placement of EliteHealth in the medical industry. He will be developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives. His unique background with a multitude of different operating experiences not only in the healthcare arena but in the world of hospitality makes him a creative thinker and an influential leader.
EducationNova South Eastern University Sheppard Broad School of Law
La Salle University
Masters in Corporate Operations
University of Memphis
Bachelors in Corporate Operations
Gwinnett Institute of Georgia
Associate in Hotel and Motel Administration
• American College of Healthcare Executives
• Constitutional Conservation, Member