John S. Smith Jr. RN
John Smith is the founder of Prestige Healthcare Resources (PHR) DBA Personnel Results, an in-home care, case management and staffing agency, which focuses on improving the lifestyles of the elderly and senior population.
He came to the United States as an immigrant. For several years before that move, he experienced a number of painful experiences and setbacks, the roughest being a ten-year period of living in Liberia, where he endured exposure to a ravaging civil war. Some of the misfortune continued after he reached the U.S.; while working at a menial job, he almost lost a finger in a “near miss” incident.
Despite these and other set-backs, Mr. Smith was determined to be successful, to be the voice for the vulnerable elderly population and to be the best in what he does. Hence, his nickname “No Excuse Guy” is not a coincidence.
After graduating with a bachelor of science degree in nursing, Mr. Smith went on to work at various hospital settings in a variety of specialties. He worked as a Telemetry Nurse, Medical/Surgical Nurse, Operating Room Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Hospice Nurse, Home Health Nurse and Community Health Nurse. Despite working at various health care settings and specialties, his true love and passion is giving voice to the elderly population.
While working in the health care industry, Mr. Smith noticed several disparities, which fueled his desire to found Prestige Healthcare Resources in 2009 with the objective of enhancing and improving the lifestyle of the elderly population and their families.
Within years of Mr. Smith’s leadership, Prestige expanded into 5 different states and became one of the prime case management companies in the District of Columbia. The Prestige teams, under the supervision of Mr. Smith, organically grew the company from a couple of elderly patients to almost six hundred.
Mr. Smith has been invited to speak on numerous occasions to tell his stories and offer much-needed advice to individuals and families on how to keep their loved ones safe at home. He has helped countless families learn how to minimize unnecessary readmissions to hospitals and prevent fulltime institutionalization. He has been an inspirational icon for the healthcare industry, frequently offering his expertise to new employees, students and people up and down the corporate ladder.