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On the Move, 7/19: Daly named chief medical officer of Cola

Dr. John T. Daly

John T. Daly, M.D., has been named chief medical officer of COLA, an independent, nonprofit clinical laboratory accreditation firm based in Columbia, effective Sept. 1. He will provide professional medical knowledge and experience to represent the clinical voice in the implementation of COLA policy. Dr. Daly served as director of clinical laboratories for the Duke University Health System from 2005 to 2009, managing one academic and two community hospital and core laboratories. He was also a member of three area hospital staffs, and taught at the Duke University School of Medicine. After retiring from Duke in 2009, the Navy veteran served as a COLA surveyor.


Beth Reed has been promoted to associate of Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects, of Baltimore and York, Pa. She will continue to manage the firm’s operations, financial systems, human resources/benefits, and contract administration. Reed has been Murphy & Dittenhafer’s administrator for the past five years. She previously had a similar position with Christmas Tree Hill for nine years.


Matthew Weirich, LEED AP, vice president and district operations manager for Gilbane Building Co., has recently joined the board of directors for Kids’ Chance of Maryland Inc., a nonprofit scholarship organization. Established in 1996 as an outgrowth of Maryland’s workers’ compensation community, Kids’ Chance of Maryland provides scholarships to children of Maryland workers who have been catastrophically or fatally injured on their job.


John P. (Jack) Hollerbach, founder and president of Hollerbach & Associates consulting, has been named a mentor to the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business INNoVATE program for aspiring science and technology entrepreneurs. The program is based on the ACTiVATE program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which has led to the formation of more than 25 companies since its inception in 2005. Before his return to Hollerbach & Associates this year, Hollerbach was president, CEO and co-founder of HarVest Bank of Maryland.

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Dr. Edward D. Miller, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, has been selected as one of 65 prominent “Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review magazine. The award is based on the physician leaders’ “arrays of experience in medicine and management” along with their strong clinical and financial backgrounds. Dr. Miller became dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins in 1997. Before that, he was chief of the Johns Hopkins Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine. The anesthesiologist has published more than 150 scientific papers and other works on cardiovascular effects of anesthetic drugs and vascular smooth muscle relaxation.