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GIM faculty member Redonda Miller, MD, MBA, has been appointed vice president for medical affairs for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, effective July 1st. In that role, explains Dr. Judy Reitz, COO of the Hospital, "Dr. Miller will lead the medical staff functions, serving as the chief medical officer for the hospital. . . . She will also serve as the hospital’s patient safety officer, leading efforts to advance patient safety and coordinate the activities of departmental physician advisors in collaboration with the functional unit directors in support of cross-departmental safety, service and quality improvement efforts."
Dr. Redonda Miller has previously held the positions of vice chair for clinical operations of the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine and assistant dean for student affairs for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Reitz stated in her announcement of the appointment that, "Since Dr. Miller came to Johns Hopkins as a medical student 20 years ago, she has distinguished herself, most recently leading interdisciplinary teams to improve patient care. Additionally, she has played a major role in improving performance on hospital core measures and in helping to make our physician order entry system more user-friendly. Dr. Miller’s multifaceted experiences, strong interpersonal skills and innovative leadership will be critical as we enter an era of health care reform and outcomes management. I personally look forward to partnering with her to continue to advance patient safety and quality improvement throughout the organization."
Congratulations to Dr. Miller on assuming this important post!