For Immediate Release December 20, 2016

Primary Care Physician Rejoins University of Maryland Community

photo of Dr. Stacy Garrett-RayBALTIMORE - (December 20, 2016) Primary care physician Stacy Garrett-Ray, MD has been appointed President of the University of Maryland Quality Care Network (UMQCN) and Vice President / Medical Director of the University of Maryland Medical System's Population Health Services Organization (PHSO). Dr. Garrett-Ray's responsibilities include serving as the clinical lead for practice transformation, engaging with clinical providers to improve the quality and efficiency of care, leading the population health interdisciplinary care team and supporting care management efforts. In addition to her administrative duties, Dr. Garrett-Ray will be practicing primary care in one of the system's University of Maryland Community Medical Group sites.

"I am extremely pleased to be back at the University of Maryland Medical System and be part of our organization's efforts to improve the health care of patients across Maryland and enhance population health services throughout the state," said Dr Garrett-Ray. "I am excited to be part of a team that is building partnerships with providers who share a common goal to improve health care outcomes, enhance patient and provider experiences and satisfaction and reduce health care costs."

Dr. Garrett-Ray received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, completed her residency in the UM Department of Family and Community Medicine and served on the faculty at the School of Medicine from 2003 to 2012. Board-licensed in Family Medicine, Dr. Garrett-Ray spent more than five years as a physician at the University Care – Edmondson Village practice in Baltimore City. For the past six years Dr. Garrett-Ray has held a number of leadership positions at the Veterans Health Administration focusing on the development and implementation of new clinical programs. Dr. Garrett-Ray also received an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

"We are delighted to have Dr. Garrett-Ray rejoin the University of Maryland community," said Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Medical System. "Further developing our population health model is a pivotal piece of our strategy to ensure that all patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time."

About the University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) currently includes 12 health systems and hospitals across Maryland including the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus; University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute; University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, as well as the freestanding University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the University of Maryland Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. UMMS also operates Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital as a joint venture with Johns Hopkins and also operates University of Maryland Medical System Health Plans for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.