Brian Gragnolati, president/CEO of
Gragnolati’s appointment follows similar recent moves by JHM to position itself to more effectively and efficiently deal with health care reform initiatives (http://bit.ly/icJw4r) an expanding JHHS health care delivery system, and a marked growth in its international arm, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (http://bit.ly/f2Wk1O).
“System-wide clinical integration, specifically with our community-based hospitals is necessary to allow us to build a smoothly coordinated network of services for our patients and our physicians,” says Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of JHM. “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Gragnolati as senior vice president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and the head of our Community Division because he has the skills and vision to make this happen.”
The Community Division’s primary purpose will be to manage relationships and connections that are common to JHM’s community hospitals and their markets. The first phase of this restructuring will include the development of a Community Division Coordinating Council; transition of the responsibility of managing relationships of all of JHM’s affiliate community hospitals to this division; and formation of work groups to address the necessary changes in planning, financial reporting, decision-making processes and communication. During this time, Gragnolati will continue in his role as president/CEO of
Led by Gragnolati, the Community Division Coordinating Council will be made up of senior leaders from the three community hospitals, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Hopkins’ Clinical Practice Association, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, both homecare companies, community-based ambulatory care and several support functions, such as finance, IT, legal, planning and marketing. Going forward any acquired or affiliated community hospital will report under the Community Division.
Over the past 10 years, Gragnolati has strategically led Suburban Hospital Healthcare System and
Gragnolati has held a number of key executive positions at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont (now Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, Vermont), the teaching hospital associated with the University of Vermont. Before joining Suburban, he was president and CEO of York Hospital, a 580-bed teaching hospital, and senior vice president of WellSpan Health, an integrated health care system based in
He earned a B.S. degree in Health Systems