May 06, 2024

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (May 6, 2024) –The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC), a member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System, announced the hiring of John Greely as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Greely will be responsible for coordinating the strategic objectives as well as the day-to-day operations of the hospital. Greely will collaborate with clinical and administrative leaders to help ensure that patient care at UM BWMC is safe, accessible and meets the highest standards of quality and satisfaction. 

“John is a seasoned executive with an impressive track record of working with physicians, nurses and administrative teams to support hospital operations and ensure the delivery of high-quality patient care,” said Kathy McCollum, UM BWMC’s President, and Chief Executive Officer. “His experience implementing performance improvement initiatives along with his operational expertise will help UM BWMC continue to meet the current and future care needs of our community.”

As UM BWMC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Greely will partner with UM BWMC’s leadership team to drive organizational change and develop new initiatives. He will oversee the daily hospital operations and will be responsible for leading the following teams: pharmacy, laboratory, rehabilitation and respiratory services, transport, facilities, diagnostic imaging, guest services, safety and security, environmental services, and nutritional services. As with all UM BWMC team members, his primary responsibility will be to uphold UM BWMC’s commitment to providing access to high quality health care that aims to improve the health and well-being of individuals in Anne Arundel County and across the greater region.

“I’m honored to join the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and the larger Anne Arundel County community,” said Greely. “UM BWMC is well-known for delivering clinical excellence, and I am excited to support this work by finding new ways to create efficiencies in our operations so that the organization continues to make its services more accessible to the communities it serves.”

Greely joins UM BWMC from MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital where he held various leadership positions for more than 10 years, most recently serving as the Vice President of Operations. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and earned a master’s degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

About the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (UM BWMC) is a 307-bed medical center committed to improving the health outcomes of the communities it serves. A member organization of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), UM BWMC is located in Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County) and has more than 3,100 team members and 1,000 medical providers on staff. The medical group provides primary and specialty care services to individuals throughout the region. Together with community providers and faculty from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, UM BWMC offers a wide range of clinical programs including cancer, critical care, emergency, heart, lung, neurosciences, orthopedics, pediatric, primary care, vascular, and women’s health. For more information, visit


About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high-quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state’s future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System’s anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit