Bethesda, Md. (December 14, 2012) - Gene E. Green, M.D., has been appointed president of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). He will succeed Brian Gragnolati, who will now transition full time into his role of senior vice president for the Johns Hopkins Health System, where he oversees the Community Division, which includes Suburban, Sibley Memorial and Howard County General hospitals.
Dr. Green currently serves as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP), a 400-provider, multi-specialty group practice with 37 sites throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area.
“Dr. Green is a proven leader with a strong background in quality and safety improvement and clinical program development,” notes Christopher J. Doherty, chairman of the board of trustees for Suburban Hospital. “As someone who has spent his entire career working in community-based medicine, Gene is very familiar with the challenges of that environment.”
Dr. Green joined JHCP in 2003 and has held a number of clinical and leadership positions within that organization. His efforts within JHCP led to significant improvements in operating performance and increased patient, employee and physician satisfaction.
“Suburban Hospital will benefit from Gene’s experience as an effective relationship builder and communicator,” says Gragnolati. “His knowledge of Johns Hopkins Medicine will be extremely effective in facilitating and accelerating our clinical integration efforts with other parts of the Hopkins system.”
Before entering medical school, Green worked as a paramedic and a small business owner in the Tidewater area of Virginia. He earned his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where he also completed a residency in family medicine and internal medicine. He holds a master of business administration degree from The Johns Hopkins University.
About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The hospital is a regional trauma center with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopedics and oncology. Suburban Hospital’s unique affiliation with the National Institutes of Health, located across the street from the hospital, has brought world-class research from the laboratory to the bedside, providing the local community with round-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine
For more than a century, Johns Hopkins Medicine has been recognized as a leader in patient care, medical research and teaching. Johns Hopkins Medicine is made up of many member organizations, provides a full range of leading medical care in two states and the District of Columbia, and is active in delivering medical care and education in several countries around the world. Johns Hopkins Medicine offers a full continuum of integrated health services in settings ranging from primary care physician offices and ambulatory care centers to acute care services provided at six hospitals: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and All Children’s Hospital. The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the only hospital to have been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years.