Dr. Sherry Perkins is University of Maryland Capital Region Health's new CEO: 6 things to know

Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System appointed Sherry B. Perkins, PhD, RN, president and CEO of Cheverly, Md.-based University of Maryland Capital Region Health.

Here are six things to know:

1. Dr. Perkins most recently served as executive vice president and COO of UM Capital Region Health.

2. She previously served in executive roles within Annapolis, Md.-based Anne Arundel Health System.

3. She has also served as vice president for patient care service and clinical effectiveness at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

4. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Perkins serves on the Maryland Hospital Association's Executive Committee and Council on Clinical and Quality Issues.

5. She has completed the Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellows Program in Management at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

6. Dr. Perkins succeeds Neil J. Moore, who announced his plans to leave the system last year. 

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