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July 3, 2019 – Letter from John Ashworth

"As you know, we are in the midst of a transition period among the UMMS senior leadership team. As leaders within this organization, our job is to ensure you have the resources and support necessary to fulfill our core mission of providing exceptional patient care."


June 14, 2019 – UMMS Statement on Kelly Board Service


June 12, 2019 – Letter from John Ashworth

"Two months ago, we engaged an independent consulting firm to assess the UMMS Board of Directors and provide recommendations related to membership, governance and policies. Today, I am pleased to announce that firm – Nygren Consulting – has completed its review and delivered a comprehensive report to our Board of Directors, which we have shared with Governor Hogan and other legislative leaders, and will be sharing with members of the news media."


June 12, 2019 – UMMS Releases Nygren Report


June 12, 2019 – UMMS Board of Directors Announce New Chair, Vice Chair


June 6, 2019 – UMMS Names Chief of Staff


May 31, 2019 – UMMS Board of Directors Adopts New Conflict of Interest Policy


April 26, 2019 – Bob Chrencik’s Resignation Announcement

"I am writing today to inform you that Bob Chrencik has resigned from his position as president and CEO of UMMS, effective immediately."

Read the entire announcement about Bob Chrencik's resignation.


April 23, 2019 – Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor by Anthony Hawkins

"In recent weeks, a negative light has been cast on the University of Maryland Medical System as a result of the improprieties surrounding the awarding of contracts to certain members of its board of directors. While I agree that a curtain has been raised on an issue that needs to be studied and addressed, I urge all stakeholders to take the time to carefully consider what safeguards need to be put into place while also weighing the critical role UMMS plays in our community and how its mission and vision is a beacon in today’s health care environment."

Read the entire Letter to the Editor of the Baltimore Sun by Anthony Hawkins.


April 11, 2019 – Letter from John Ashworth

"When I wrote to you last week, I promised that we would continue to keep you informed on any developments related to our Board of Directors. Since then, we have continued to receive both helpful comments and thoughtful questions from many of you across the system, so I wanted to take a few moments to address some of those questions and share some new information."

Read more from Interim President and Chief Executive Officer John Ashworth's letter to UMMS employees.


April 8, 2019 – Baltimore Sun Editorial from Dr. Stephen C. Schimpff

"The physicians, nurses and staff of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) hospitals and clinics, along with the medical school’s faculty physicians, have been and are committed to the highest levels of care and healing for the citizens of Baltimore and Maryland."

Read more from Dr. Schimpff’s editorial in the Baltimore Sun.


April 1, 2019 – Letter from John Ashworth

"As a healthcare organization that cares for thousand of patients each day, overcoming complex - and at times, emotional - challenges are something we're familiar with.... In the past three weeks, our organization has been faced with a new set of challenges, different from those we are used to."

Read more from Interim President and Chief Executive Officer John Ashworth's letter to UMMS employees.