University of Maryland Medical System names 4 new executives

Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System added four individuals to its executive team.

Keith Persinger is UMMS' first-ever chief performance improvement officer. He joined the health system in 1993, serving in roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president and CFO and as executive vice president and COO. In his new role, Mr. Persinger will implement a new performance improvement structure and oversee the health system's operating and financial performance.

The health system appointed Stephen T. Bartlett, MD, executive vice president and CMO. He has worked at UMMS and its medical school since 1991. He will continue to serve on the medical school's faculty as well as the Peter Angelos Distinguished Professor in Surgery at UMMS. He is a transplant and vascular surgeon.

Michelle A. Gourdine, MD, is UMMS' new senior vice president for population health and primary care. She previously served as deputy secretary for public health services for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and as health officer and director of the Baltimore County Department of Health. She is a former UMMS board of directors member.

The health system named Leonard Taylor, Jr. senior vice president for asset planning. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of operations and support services. He served as project executive on UMMS' Epic EMR implementation in his most recent role.

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