Nathaniel "Nat" Richardson Jr.,

President and Chief Executive Officer

UM Capital Region Health

In May 2020, Nathaniel “Nat” Richardson, Jr., was selected as president and chief executive officer to lead University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UM Capital), a healthcare system that operates the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Group.

Prior to his role as president and CEO of UM Capital, Mr. Richardson spent 15 years with the Huntsville Hospital Health System in Huntsville, Alabama, where he served in multiple executive roles, most recently as the president of Decatur Morgan Hospital.

During that time, Mr. Richardson brought three competitor hospitals together to form the Huntsville Hospital Health System. He has wide-ranging experience leading large-scale facility renovation and construction initiatives in addition to providing strategic oversight and system-wide operational leadership. Mr. Richardson has in-depth experience in strategic planning and development. He has successfully completed several hospital/physician joint venture projects and directed the development of new outreach community hospitals. He has effectively developed and implemented comprehensive, organizational culture change, and his executive oversight has included all major service lines and divisions within health systems.   

As the chief executive officer with more than 34 years experience in health care, Mr. Richardson is leading the organization at a pivotal time as UM Capital nears the opening of two new replacement facilities, including a new flagship hospital, University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, scheduled to open in 2021.

Mr. Richardson has undergraduate degrees in radiological sciences, business administration with specializations in management and leadership and earned his master's from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.  Mr. Richardson is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.