Who: Dr. Redonda Miller, 49
New role: First female president of Johns Hopkins Hospital, the flagship of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System. She begins her new role July 1.
Background: Currently senior VP of medical affairs at the health system and Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was a medical student at the hospital, where she also served her internship and residency.
Succeeding: Miller takes over for Ronald Peterson, who will remain president of the health system and executive VP of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He has served in the three roles concurrently for 19 years.
Quality first: Miller said care quality and safety must always be a top priority. “Safety and quality need to be pervasive throughout the organization,” she said. “It can't be something just whispered about in the unit or in the boardroom.” She said that when any type of initiative is rolled out, “We have to ask, 'What does this mean for safety?'”
Leadership philosophy: “When you hire people who are smart, hardworking and dedicated to the underlying mission and let them run their areas of expertise, we will be successful,” Miller said. She also noted that the organization favors using a consensus-building, collaborative decisionmaking process whenever possible.