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Greg Schaffer Retires
Johns Hopkins Bayview’s president boosted patient volumes and built partnerships.

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Greg Schaffer, outgoing president of Johns Hopkins Bayview. During his tenure, he spearheaded many community outreach programs. Says Schaffer, "How goes the hospital, so goes the community."

After a decade of leadership that included creation of diverse centers of excellence, the recruitment of renowned physicians, and a dramatic growth in patient volumes, Gregory Schaffer has announced his retirement from the presidency of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, effective next June 30.

“Greg has led ‘Team Bayview,’ words he coined, with a strong presence of professionalism while at the same time instilling a sense of pride in all employees and faculty,” says Ron Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, and Schaffer’s predecessor as president of Bayview.

Schaffer, a native of Roxbury, Conn., joined Bayview in 1995 as vice president of support services and became president of the medical center in 1999. He has developed new programs, expanded others and established centers of excellence in bariatric surgery, wound care, pelvic health and stroke. The leading physicians he recruited “have brought unique services to the medical center and have put Johns Hopkins Bayview on the map,” Peterson says.

Patient volumes rose approximately 83 percent during Schaffer’s tenure as president, going from 17,705 in 1999 to 21,359 so far this year.

Schaffer has been active in the neighborhood surrounding Bayview. He served as chairman of the Southeast Community Development Corporation, vice chairman of the Greektown Community Development Corporation and chairman of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. He also has been a dedicated advocate of the American Red Cross and an avid recruiter of donors to its Bayview campus blood drives.
Peterson said he will appoint and chair a search committee to identify candidates to succeed Schaffer.

—Neil A. Grauer

 

 

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