University of Maryland Medical Center Appoints Catrina Bonus as Vice President of Public Safety
BALTIMORE, Md. (April 6, 2023) – Building on its commitment to safety for team members, medical staff, patients and visitors, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has named veteran federal law enforcement leader Catrina Bonus as Vice President of Public Safety. In this leadership role, Bonus will enhance and expand the medical center’s strategic framework for public safety and oversee the daily operations of the Security, Emergency Management and Parking and Transportation departments.
Bonus brings exceptional experience to the helm of UMMC public safety, having served more than 26 years in federal law enforcement. She began her career with the United States Secret Service (USSS) in 1996, and progressed steadily through the ranks, holding leadership positions with several government branches. As the USSS Uniformed Division's first female deputy chief, Bonus oversaw more than 700 law enforcement professionals and led the strategic development and management of security policies and daily operations for the White House complex.
"Ensuring a safe and secure environment is essential to our ability to deliver the highest quality care to our communities," said Ron V. Cummins, Jr., MBA, UMMC's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Having Catrina join us in this vital leadership role further underscores our deep commitment to safety among our top priorities. In addition to her extraordinary knowledge and experience, Catrina has demonstrated a deep understanding of the unique complexities of a high volume, diverse, urban health care setting. I look forward to working with her to implement effective, sustainable public safety strategies that align with UMMC's core values."
Among her top priorities, Bonus will strengthen safety and security solutions for UMMC's 800-bed hospital in downtown Baltimore and a 200-bed hospital on its Midtown Campus, in addition to ambulatory practice locations, office buildings and parking garages across both campuses. UMMC is the flagship institution of the 11-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS). "I am excited to join a team of professionals with such unwavering dedication to maintaining the safety and well-being of each UMMC team member and every patient and family we serve day in and day out," Bonus said. "I am inspired by the opportunity to build on that culture of commitment and collaboration as we identify new measures to enhance our capabilities and devote the right resources in the most effective ways to keep our campuses safe."
Bonus graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Liberty University, where she also earned a master's degree in human services, specializing in criminal justice. She is also a graduate of the National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, where she earned a master’s degree in national resource strategy with an ethics concentration.
About the University of Maryland Medical Center
The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is comprised of two hospital campuses in Baltimore: the 800-bed flagship institution of the 11-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and the 200-bed UMMC Midtown Campus. Both campuses are academic medical centers for training physicians and health professionals and for pursuing research and innovation to improve health. UMMC's downtown campus is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurosciences, advanced cardiovascular care, and 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 downtown campus are clinical faculty physicians of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The UMMC Midtown Campus medical staff is predominately faculty physicians specializing in a wide spectrum of medical and surgical subspecialties, primary care for adults and children and behavioral health. UMMC Midtown has been a teaching hospital for 140 years and is located one mile away from the downtown campus. For more information, visit www.umm.edu.
About the University of Maryland Medical System
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is an academic private health system, focused on delivering compassionate, high quality care and putting discovery and innovation into practice at the bedside. Partnering with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Nursing and University of Maryland, Baltimore who educate the state's future health care professionals, UMMS is an integrated network of care, delivering 25 percent of all hospital care in urban, suburban and rural communities across the state of Maryland. UMMS puts academic medicine within reach through primary and specialty care delivered at 11 hospitals, including the flagship University of Maryland Medical Center, the System's anchor institution in downtown Baltimore, as well as through a network of University of Maryland Urgent Care centers and more than 150 other locations in 13 counties. For more information, visit www.umms.org.