MedStar announces new hospital CMO, system senior vice president

Mimi Novello, MD, has been appointed president and CMO of MedStar St. Mary's Hospital in Leonardtown, Md.  She will also serve as senior vice president of Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health system, an Oct. 14 news release shared with Becker's said. 

Dr. Novello succeeds Christine Wray, who is retiring Jan. 28, 2022, after 42 years in healthcare.

Dr. Novello joined the health system in 1999 as an attending physician in the emergency department at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore. She currently serves as the hospital's vice president of medical affairs. 

Under her leadership, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for MedStar Franklin Square improved from a grade C to grade A, the news release said. She also led the implementation of hospital information technology platforms, including MedConnect.

Dr. Novello will assume her new role on Jan. 28, 2022.

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