For Immediate Release November 11, 2021


Sonia Hamlin:

Jason Carter

Jason Carter joins the senior leadership team to build on UM BWMC's mission of delivering the highest quality of care.

GLEN BURNIE, MD (November 12, 2021) - University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) has appointed Jason Carter as its Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

In his new role, Carter will oversee daily operations of clinical and non-clinical functions, while ensuring the hospital meets the highest standards of quality and patient satisfaction. As a proven leader in driving clinical excellence, Carter has successfully managed the operations of clinical service lines, budgets, and overall care of patients for complex health systems.

"I am pleased to welcome Jason to our leadership team at UM BWMC. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse background in operations," said Kathy McCollum, UM BWMC's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As we work to continue to strengthen our position in our region, his expertise will be invaluable in our next phase of growth and transformation."

Carter most recently served as Associate Vice President for Clinical Operations at Wake Forest Baptist Health in High Point, North Carolina, where he led day-to-day facility operations including clinical service line strategy and operations for Heart and Vascular, Neurosciences, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Behavioral Health. Prior to Wake Forest Baptist Health, Carter held operational executive positions in hospital settings as large as 900+ beds. Prior to his transition to operational leadership, Carter served as a Human Resources Executive in both the healthcare and manufacturing industries.

"UM BWMC has had an impressive evolution from a community hospital to a regional medical center providing top tier care," Carter said. "This evolution is exciting, and I look forward to building on this track record of success."

Carter received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, and his master's degree in Business Administration from Winston-Salem State University.

New Board Members

UM BWMC has appointed two individuals to three-year terms to the hospital's Board of Directors: Karen Cook and W. Drew Hawkins. Cook is an attorney and Dean of the School of Business and Law at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Hawkins is the Founder and President of Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment LLC and a 28-year veteran of the financial services industry.

About University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, UM BWMC is an acute-care facility that is part of the University of Maryland Medical System. The medical center has 285 beds and more than 3,500 team members. It also has 1,000 medical providers on staff in over 50 specialties. For more information, visit

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland, bringing innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide and educating the state's future physician and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the UM Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry in Baltimore. As one of the largest private employers in the State, the health system's 28,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations and at 13 hospitals. UMMS' flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore is partnered with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is recognized regionally and nationally for excellence and innovation in specialized care. Our acute care and specialty rehabilitation hospitals serve urban, suburban and rural communities and are located in 13 counties across the State. For more information, visit