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Davis Named President of Sibley Memorial Hospital, A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine - 04/10/2012

Davis Named President of Sibley Memorial Hospital, A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Release Date: April 10, 2012

Richard “Chip” O. Davis, Ph.D., has been appointed president of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). Davis currently serves as vice president for patient safety and executive director for ambulatory services at Johns Hopkins Medicine.  

“Chip Davis is a proven leader, bringing extensive experience in inpatient and ambulatory operations, quality and safety to the Sibley community,” notes Edward “Ted” Miller, Jr., chairman of the board of trustees for Sibley Memorial Hospital. “He has the vision and skills to lead Sibley into the next era in health care.”

Davis joined Johns Hopkins in 1993 and quickly demonstrated his leadership ability in a variety of positions, including quality improvement, innovation and safety. He established the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Innovation, with the goal of making Johns Hopkins the safest hospital in the world, and led a highly successful drive to improve Quality Core Measures.

“Sibley will benefit from Chip’s experience, energy and vision,” says Brian A. Gragnolati, senior vice president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and head of Johns Hopkins Medicine's community division, which includes Sibley Memorial, Suburban and Howard County General Hospitals.  “Johns Hopkins Medicine will benefit from his knowledge and skill, particularly as we work to integrate our community-based hospitals to provide integrated, coordinated care and services for our patients and physicians.”

Davis is a member of the boards of Johns Hopkins Home Care and Johns Hopkins Pediatrics at Home.  He has published in the area of infection control, quality and safety and spoken at national and internal conferences on these subjects as well as health care leadership.

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He teaches “Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Medical Settings” at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business. He will assume his new role on July 6, 2012, succeeding Robert L. Sloan, who will retire after 27 years as president and CEO of Sibley.

About Sibley Memorial Hospital

Sibley is a non-profit, full service 318 bed acute care community hospital serving the Washington, DC area since 1890. Sibley Memorial Hospital is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Sibley campus is home to an assisted living residence, Grand Oaks and The Sibley Renaissance which houses the Sibley Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Sibley Senior Services, skilled nursing care and a residential Alzheimer's unit.

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, providing 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 has been ranked the number one hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the past 21 years.

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