UM Capital Region Health President and CEO Neil J. Moore to Step Down June 30, 2018
For immediate release: December 22, 2017
CHEVERLY, Md., Dec. 22, 2017 – Neil J. Moore, president and chief executive officer of University of Maryland Capital Region Health, will depart the organization at the end of June 2018, marking the end of nearly 13 years with the regional health system (formerly known as Dimensions Healthcare System) serving Prince George’s County. Moore has been president and CEO since 2012.
“As I reflect on my time here, I am so proud of how far we have come together,” said Moore. “Our September affiliation with the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), followed by the groundbreaking last month for the new University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, at times seemed like milestones that would be difficult -- if not impossible -- to reach. With those important and defining goals met, I look back with satisfaction, and am inspired to chart my continued path in pursuit of new challenges and opportunities.”
During the next six months, Moore will continue to work with the leadership teams at UM Capital Region and UMMS on strategic planning and key initiatives. To identify Moore’s successor, UMMS will convene a search committee, co-chaired by UMMS President and CEO Robert A. Chrencik and UM Capital Region Health Board Chair Bradford L. Seamon, and will also engage a search firm who will conduct a national search to identify the most qualified individual to serve in this leadership role, coupling business acumen with experience in hospital safety, quality, patient experience and hospital administration.
“It has been our privilege getting to know the unique community that we have been welcomed into, and meeting the growing, talented and diverse leadership team that is being assembled at UM Capital Region Health,” said Chrencik. “We are eager to identify an individual with the critical skill required to help steer the regional health system on the path to achieving its strategic priorities.” These priorities include:
- Expanding access for primary/community care, specialty care, and other health care services to the region to reduce health care disparities and improve health status
- Facilitating investment in outpatient practices and health education programs to manage chronic diseases
- Broadening access to discovery-based medicine
- Attracting residents of the Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland region who now receive care from hospitals outside the County
“I extend my sincere thanks and best wishes to Neil Moore upon the announcement of his departure,” said Chrencik. “UMMS recognizes the critically important role that this regional health system plays in delivering high quality care to Prince George’s County and the surrounding area, and appreciates the significance of this transformative period while UMMS brings university-based care to the patients and families who have long awaited improvements.”
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 25,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians provide primary and specialty care in more than 150 locations and at 14 hospitals. UMMS’ flagship academic campus, the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, 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.
About University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Providing primary and specialty health care services to Prince George’s County and the neighboring area, University of Maryland Capital Region Health was established in September 2017 upon the formal affiliation of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the former Dimensions Healthcare System. University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Regional Hospital, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Family Health & Wellness Center in Suitland. University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM) faculty direct several University of Maryland Capital Region Health clinical programs, including anesthesiology, critical care, emergency medicine, neonatology, orthopaedics and vascular surgery, and the State’s second-busiest Trauma Center. University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty also lead the highly-regarded cardiac surgery program at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center. A new state-of-the-art regional medical center is expected to open in Largo in 2021. For more information, visit www.umcapitalregion.org