Jeff Rivest, longtime president and CEO of the Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical Center, has announced that he will retire this summer.
Rivest, 62, will step down after leading the University of Maryland Medical System's flagship hospital for 11 years.
He will be replaced in the interim by John Ashworth, the system's senior VP for network development, on Aug. 29.
Before joining UMMC, Rivest served as executive VP and COO at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and after serving as the organization's senior VP for clinical ambulatory services. He has also served in administrative positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center.
Ashworth has previously served as the hospital's president and CEO and director of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. A search committee will be formed to find a permanent replacement for Rivest, who will remain on staff as an adviser during the interim period.