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UMMS Board of Directors unanimously elects new chair, vice chair

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 15:41:09-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — The University of Maryland Medical System Board of Directors has unanimously elected a new chairman and vice chairman for the board, naming James C. "Chip" DiPaula, Jr. as chairman of the Board of Directors and the Honorable Judge Williams, Jr. as Vice Chairman.

“We regret the actions and poor decisions which have jeopardized confidence in the System, and are committed to adopting best practices for governance, management, and operations to earn the trust of our Maryland stakeholders. UMMS is a large and diverse system with a noble mission and we look forward to fulfilling our goal of providing world class health care in Maryland,” DiPaula said.

Williams says that they are appreciative of the work of past Board leadership, but that there is much work to be done.

I look forward to focusing on the business of the University of Maryland Medical System and serving the health care needs of Maryland.

Earlier this year, four members of the Board of Directors voluntarily separated themselves from the Board pending the Nygren review of business relationships. The Board says that after reviewing the facts presented in the report, they will be welcoming those who were on leaves of absence.

These members include: The Honorable Francis X. Kelly, August J. Chiasera, Walter A. Tilley, Jr. and James A. Soltesz.

Governor Larry Hogan announced 11 new appointments to the Board on Wednesday to deliver on his promise to "overhaul the board" following revelations of "self-dealing and wrongdoing."

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