Steven Thompson, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine International, receives prestigious business award
Steven J. Thompson, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), has won one of the World Trade Center Institute’s Annual International Business Leadership Awards for 2013. The award, which recognizes Thompson’s accomplishments as an entrepreneurial international business leader during a period of rapid growth and change institutionally and in the marketplace, was presented on May 2, 2013 at The Jim Rouse Visionary Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
“We have been expanding our presence worldwide rapidly,” says Thompson. “This award recognizes all the people who contributed to our achievements, highlights JHI's contribution to Maryland’s economy and affirms our commitment to the expansion of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission.”
The international leadership awards are presented each year to individuals who have led their organizations to new levels of successful global outreach, demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit and the determination, creativity and cultural sensitivity that global business demands.
Over the past several years, under Thompson’s leadership, Johns Hopkins has amplified its capabilities and has added to its portfolio a number of new projects that focus around areas such as research development and health system strengthening with respected institutions in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. JHI has also reinvigorated its own services, specifically those that make it easier for patients traveling to access care and for people with limited English proficiency.
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), the largest international business network of its kind in the mid-Atlantic states, connects more than 2,500 Maryland companies. Established in 1989, WTCI strives to drive the growth of Maryland’s global business community through global connections, events, the Professional Exchange Program and extensive international business services. In addition, the institute serves as the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) for the region, enabling local firms to access opportunities in developing counties. Financed jointly by area businesses and the state of Maryland, WTCI operates as a private, nonprofit membership organization that promotes global business opportunities.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of the Johns Hopkins Health System. The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened in 1889.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global expansion of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHI provides personalized, culturally appropriate care for patients traveling to Johns Hopkins from outside Maryland and the United States, and for local patients with limited English proficiency. JHI also leverages Hopkins’ extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, medical education, research and health care administration to improve health care delivery through sustainable, high-impact collaborations throughout the world.