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Renee Demski: Biographies

Renee Demski, M.S.W., M.B.A.

Vice President of Quality
Renee Demski

Renee Demski is the vice president of quality for The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Health System and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. In these roles, she is working with leadership on developing the strategic direction for quality and safety, as well as maximizing organizational improvement, efficiencies and the equity and value of health care delivery. She has been instrumental in developing an operating management system for quality and safety based on high reliability principles. Her focus has been on clinical quality improvement, measurement and advancing performance using a variety of tools and techniques. Specifically, among other projects, Ms. Demski leads the strategic design and implementation of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s National Leader Strategy, a campaign to achieve national leader performance on publicly reported measures of patient safety and quality. Using Lean Sigma and other performance improvement tools, this effort led Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals to win multiple recognitions, including the Joint Commission Top Performer and Delmarva Excellence awards. 

In addition, Ms. Demski evaluates quality measurement methodology to ensure that methodology design for public reporting and pay for performance is evidence-based and aligns with scientific principles. Ms. Demski also co-leads the clinical community effort to enhance value through standard work and clinical pathways across Johns Hopkins Health System.

She also led the Revenue Recovery initiative that was successful in driving outcomes with a more than $100 million return over a 10-year period. Ms. Demski has been a Johns Hopkins employee for 29 years. She has a master of social work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and a master of business administration degree from the Johns Hopkins University Business of Medicine Program. 

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