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For Immediate Release June 06, 2019

Contact:

Michael Schwartzberg:

BALTIMORE (June 6, 2019) – Today, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) Interim President and CEO John Ashworth announced several changes to the executive leadership team including the appointment of a chief of staff.

Ashworth, based on his institutional knowledge, observations as Interim CEO and his focus on the future of the organization announces the following changes effective Friday, June 21:

  • Kristin Jones Bryce, Vice President of External Affairs and System Integration is now the Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President of External Affairs.
  • Kate McCann, Chief Human Resources Officer now reports directly to the CEO.
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Performance Improvement Officer has resigned.
  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel has resigned.
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer has resigned.
  • Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer has resigned.

Ashworth says, “My goal is to create long-term, sustainable change that enhances our core mission of effectively serving the health care needs of the people of Maryland. I am grateful to each of these individuals for their contribution and tenured service to the organization. I am keenly focused on building a strong foundation for the future for our patients and team members.”

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. In addition, UMMS operates health insurance plans serving Medicare and Medicaid members. For more information, visit www.umms.org.