George Washington University Hospital names new CEO: 4 things to know

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George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., has named Kimberly Russo CEO, effective June 3.

Here are four things to know about Ms. Russo.

1. She will assume the role following the departure of current CEO Barry A. Wolfman, who has resigned to move closer to family.

2. Ms. Russo began her career at GW Hospital in 1997 as a speech-language pathologist. In 2006, she was named Associate Administrator at GW Hospital before being promoted to COO in 2009.

3. During her tenure at GW Hospital, the hospital attained verification by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I trauma center; established a quaternary regional call center; initiated a kidney transplant program; and succeeded in the approval of various certificate of need applications that helped expand programs and service lines, the hospital said.  

4. Ms. Russo earned a master's degree in business administration with a focus on executive leadership from the University of Nebraska, based in Lincoln, and a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Chicago-based Rush University.

 

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