"In God We Trust" did not
appear on U S paper money until 1957.
Last week I wrote this:
“To be a true leader, you must
lead people to do things they would not have done without your
Dr. Kyle Smith of Temple, TX is a perfect
example. He’s the CEO of Veracity Innovations in Temple, Texas.
Tammy Stallings wrote this about him:
you ever met a person who amazed you with their many talents and
creativity? Well, Kyle Smith is that guy. When he sees a need
for something to be done or something to be changed, he takes
Here are just a few examples:
December 2002, he offered me the position of program coordinator
for the residency program that he was the director of at the
time, at a major medical center in Texas. I was able to watch
him interact with the young physicians who obtained training
through the program. The physicians who trained under his
leadership gained so much more than knowledge. They grew to be
better men and women during their time as a resident and looked
up to him for many things.
2. He saw a need for these
young physicians to have an avenue to become involved in medical
missions all over the world, and served as the President of
Project Vision, which is an organization that provides monies
and opportunities for them to be able to serve the less
fortunate in other parts of the world.
3. In January
2009, he founded Integrity Digital Solutions, an electronic
medical record (EMR) company to improve the lives of eye care
professionals and their patients through innovative digital
technology. Electronic medical records at that time were not as
advanced and didn’t meet the need, so he saw the need and
created Integrity EMR which is one of the best, if not the best,
EMR available for use now.
4. With his retirement at the
end of 2016 and with the success of Integrity, he felt the next
need would be to add a surgical planning aspect to work in
conjunction with an EMR. So in October 2016, he decided to
devote his full attention to Veracity Innovations, which is the
surgical planning piece. I am fortunate enough to work with him
again after his retirement and my retirement in March 2017. I am
sure that this surgical planner will be the cutting edge of
technology for use by eye care professionals.
leadership ability and his ability to create such great outcomes
to better enrich the lives of those around him is totally
amazing. He is the nicest, kindest, and most hardworking person
you will meet. He says, “It’s people, not things that matter”.
He is one person that matters and is a blessing to so many.
With all of the above being said, did I even mention that he
is a retired ophthalmologist who is still working to make the
lives of patients the very best they can be? He never gives up
when he’s on a mission.”
It is my great
honor to announce that Dr. Smith is the winner of the 2017 Glenn
Shepard Excellence in Leadership Award.
If you know someone who deserves to be recognized like
this, you should nominate them for the 2018 award. For details,
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