Executive Vice President, C.A.R.E. Channel Producer and Co-Founder, Healing HealthCare Systems
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Born in Columbus, Ga., Dallas Smith attended Florida State University and then went on to study in Germany, India and Sweden. Following schooling, he performed as a woodwinds jazz musician in the San Francisco Bay area, India, Japan and Europe.
From 1987 to 1992, Smith was the chairman of the Department of Recording Studies at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev. He has taught CEU and CME courses for nurses and physicians since 1989, including multiple sessions at the Texas Medical Center in Houston; St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Ore.; and Union Hospital in Lynn, Mass.
After being approached by several hospitals and becoming aware of the need for television programming specific to the needs of patients and staff, Smith and his wife, jazz harpist Susan Mazer, decided to refocus their efforts on creating healing environments.
In 1992, they founded Healing HealthCare Systems and launched The C.A.R.E. Channel relaxation programming for patient television. Recently, the company was included on INC Magazine's list of 5,000 fastest growing small businesses in America.
Smith is the producer of audio and video programming for The C.A.R.E. Channel, C.A.R.E. with Guided Imagery, C.A.R.E. with Music, C.A.R.E. on Hold and C.A.R.E. at Home.
He and Mazer received a 2012 Symposium Distinction Award for their contributions to the health care design industry and have been named to Facility Care Magazine's list of Who's Who of Health Facilities Management for their work on noise reduction.