Senior Vice President of the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS)
Brian A. Gragnolati, FACHE, has served as Senior Vice President of the Johns Hopkins Health System since March 2011. He was previously President and CEO of Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He joined the Suburban Hospital Healthcare System in November 2001.
Mr. Gragnolati has held a number of key executive positions at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont), the teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont. Before joining Suburban, he was President and CEO of York Hospital, a 580-bed teaching hospital, and Senior Vice President of WellSpan Health, an integrated healthcare system based in York, Pennsylvania. During his tenure, York Hospital earned the distinction of "100 Top Hospitals" for five consecutive years.
Mr. Gragnolati is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served on numerous community boards. He is a past Chairman of the Metro Governing Council of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and served as a delegate on the Regional 3 Policy Board. He is the past chair of the Community Hospitals Connection of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) and served on the MHA Council of Financial Policy Executive Committee and was previously on the Board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. He is currently the chairman of the Montgomery Business Development Corporation.
He was a member of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Implementation Committee, which studied the impact of the relocation of medical activities from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda (now the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center). He is a past board member of the Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase and has served on the Board of the Westminster Retirement Community
Mr. Gragnolati received Maryland’s AHA Partnership for Action 2007 Grassroots Champion Award. This award recognizes one hospital leader from each state who effectively educates elected officials on major issues affecting hospitals and advocates for the hospital and the patients and community served by the hospital.
He also received recognition as a Patriotic Employer in 2011 by The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. This award acknowledges an employer’s support of employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve.
Mr. Gragnolati was awarded the 2012 Suburban Hospital Commitment to Excellence Award for advancing nursing initiatives and was named in the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 for 2012.
He earned a B.S. degree in Health Systems Analysis from the University of Connecticut and an MBA degree from Western New England College in Massachusetts. He received an Executive Leadership Certificate from the JFK School at Harvard University.