For Immediate Release May 07, 2018


From left, portraits of Ella Giles, Georgia Harrington and Joseph Hoffman III

From left, Ella Giles, Georgia Harrington and Joseph Hoffman III

Georgia Harrington, Joseph Hoffman III, Ella Giles Join Executive Leadership Team

Baltimore - The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has announced the appointments of Georgia Harrington, MSHA as senior vice president of operations and Joseph E. “Joe” Hoffman III as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). In addition, Ella Giles, RN, MSN, MBA, has been promoted to vice president for regulatory affairs and compliance.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Georgia, Joe and Ella to our executive leadership team and look forward to working very closely with them on our patient-centered mission,” says Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, UMMC president and chief executive officer. “Their considerable experience and expertise will further strengthen our institution and enhance our ability to provide quality care to our patients.”

In her new role, Harrington will oversee functions at UMMC’s University and Midtown Campuses, including imaging, pathology, laboratories, facilities planning, construction, supply chain, clinical engineering, environmental services, parking and transportation, guest services, food service, security, emergency/disaster services and sustainability.

She comes to UMMC from WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., where she served as vice president of system-wide operations as well as vice president of strategic ventures. She oversaw 10 departments with a combined 1,400 employees, fostering relationships and advancing partnerships between service lines as well as across clinical and non-clinical teams.

As senior vice president and chief financial officer, Hoffman will oversee UMMC’s finances, playing a critical role in helping to improve performance, outcomes and the ever-critical measurements for quality, safety and patient experience that impact the medical center’s financial health. Additionally, he will help to inform important decisions on capital investments, operating expenses and utilizing resources to help UMMC fulfill its mission.

Previously, Hoffman served as executive vice president and CFO of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health (UM UCH), which is part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). He served on Upper Chesapeake Health’s executive leadership team since 1997.

Giles, formerly senior director of regulatory compliance at UMMC, has been promoted to vice president of regulatory affairs and compliance. In this expanded role, she will provide oversight and direction to ensure that UMMC University and Midtown Campuses meet regulatory requirements mandated by The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other governing agencies such the Maryland Department of Health. Giles will also consult with the UMMS Corporate Quality Office, directing system-wide Joint Commission and CMS compliance efforts, and serve as a resource to UMMS hospitals’ regulatory coordinators. Giles joined UMMC in 2006 as director of regulatory compliance. Previously, she was assistant director for regulatory affairs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

About the University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospitals in Baltimore: an 800-bed teaching hospital – the flagship institution of the 14-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) – and a 200-bed community teaching hospital, UMMC Midtown Campus. UMMC is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, diabetes and endocrinology, women’s and children’s health, and has one of the largest solid organ transplant programs in the country. All physicians on staff at the flagship hospital are faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. At UMMC Midtown Campus, faculty physicians work alongside community physicians to provide patients with the highest quality care. UMMC Midtown Campus was founded in 1881 and is located one mile away from the University Campus hospital. For more information, visit