Ronald Peterson was named president of Johns Hopkins Hospital last week after serving as acting president of the Baltimore academic medical center since the resignation of James Block, M.D., in September.
Peterson, 48, had been president of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore since 1984. He will continue in that position as well as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins Health System, the parent organization for the two hospitals and other healthcare delivery institutions.
He's also chairman of Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corp., which directs nonhospital healthcare delivery components of the system.
Peterson will report to an executive in charge of both the university medical school and the academic and research components of the Johns Hopkins healthcare-delivery institutions, including the flagship hospital, said spokeswoman Joann Rodgers.
That executive has yet to be named. In addition to being Peterson's superior, the executive will function as dean of the medical school and president of the health system.