David P. Swift Named Senior Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer of UMMS

For immediate release: September 24, 2013


Mary Lynn Carver

mlcarver@umm.edu | 410-328-6776

David P. Swift

David P. Swift

BALTIMORE – David P. Swift, an executive with extensive experience in health system human resources, has been named senior vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer for the 12-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). In this role, he will have oversight over all human resources functions throughout the medical system and serve as part of the senior leadership team.

“David has demonstrated that he has the experience, vision and strategic leadership necessary to move the medical system’s human resources operations forward, which is critical to our mission of providing top quality health care to the communities that we serve throughout Maryland,” says Henry J. Franey, MBA, executive vice president and chief financial officer for UMMS. “Our strongest asset is our more than 21,000 employees who help us deliver the best possible care for patients.”

Swift has been serving as interim senior vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer at UMMS for the last several months. Previously, he was vice president for human resources for the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Midtown Campus (formerly Maryland General Hospital) and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute (formerly Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Hospital). Both hospitals are part of the University of Maryland Medical System.

Prior to joining UMMS, Swift led human resources for Forum Health, a hospital system in Youngstown, Ohio, and held human resources leadership positions at Crouse Hospital, formerly Health Alliance of CNY, in Syracuse, New York.

Swift is a University of Maryland University College business and management graduate and earned a master’s degree in health care administration from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn.

About University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System is a 12-hospital system with academic, community and specialty medical services reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the nation’s largest kidney transplant programs, as well as many of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. UMMS employs more than 21,000 employees, operates approximately 2,300 licensed beds, and sees over 120,000 patient admissions annually. The medical system’s annual gross patient revenues are $2.8 billion, and it generates nearly $4.4 billion in economic activity in Maryland. For more information, visit www.umms.org.