K. Alicia Schulhof Appointed President of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

K. Alicia Schulhof
Published in Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital - Summer 2021

Today, Johns Hopkins Medicine announced the appointment of K. Alicia Schulhof as the new president of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, effective July 26.

Schulhof joins Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, where she has served as president for the past year. Before her service at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital, Schulhof spent more than 17 years leading complex health care organizations, including Indiana University Health and HCA Healthcare.

“Following an extensive national search, we are delighted to welcome Alicia Schulhof to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital,” said Lawrence Repar, chair of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees. “Her stellar track record of health care leadership and her keen strategic vision make her an extraordinary choice to lead Florida’s finest children’s hospital. Above all, her patient-centric approach ensures that Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will continue our legacy of delivering hope and healing to our patients and their families.”

“Every day, thanks to the tireless work of our clinical and research teams, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides best-in-class care for our patients and their families, and we continually raise the standard of pediatric care for children across the country and around the world,” said Kevin Sowers, president of Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “I am confident that with Alicia’s vision and dedication to our mission, we will continue our track record of excellence and service to our community.”

Before joining Indiana University Health, Schulhof worked in the Tampa Bay region as the chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer for Brandon Regional Hospital and as associate administrator and ethics compliance officer for Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute in St. Petersburg.

“Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is a beacon for hope and healing both regionally and around the country,” said Schulhof. “I look forward to meeting the Tampa Bay community and helping the exceptional team of clinicians and staff at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital continue to shape the future of children’s health through research and clinical excellence.”

Schulhof will succeed Thomas D. Kmetz, who has served as interim president of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital since 2019. He will continue in his role until July 26. During Kmetz’s tenure, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital navigated one of the most challenging times in the history of the hospital.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as interim president of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for the last two years,” said Kmetz. “I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments we’ve made, from improving our culture of safety and quality, to the hospital serving as a critical resource for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout, we have always served the single, unifying purpose of delivering world-class care to our patients. I congratulate Alicia and look forward to welcoming her to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.”

A Conversation with Kevin Sowers and K. Alicia Schulhof