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Hopkins Hospital Names First Female President

May 12th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Johns Hopkins on Hospital on Thursday named its first female president.

Redonda Miller's association with Hopkins goes back to her internship in internal medicine there. She's been there 20 years, most recently as the senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for the hospital.

She assumes her new role on July 1. The promotion was announced to employees in a note from longtime president Ronald R. Peterson, who co-chaired the search committee with Paul Rothman, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“Redonda’s extraordinary combination of exceptional medical prowess, years of progressive administrative experience, and the well-earned respect of senior clinical and administrative leadership will serve us all well,” Peterson wrote. “Her deep understanding and appreciation of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s culture and her working knowledge of the Maryland financial rate-setting system make her extremely well suited to lead at this time in our history.”

Peterson announced in January he would step down as president of the hospital, but remain president of the health system and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

In addition to her experience at the hospital, she earned an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2004. Miller, 49, is married to Albert Politio, a pulmonologist who directs the Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center, They have two daughters, 11-year-old Francesca and 7-year-old Bianca.

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