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Dr. Redonda MillerDr. Redonda Miller

President
The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Communication free-flowing through the team, so that each member feels like they can provide input and be heard, is vital to leading a business, whatever the size.

For Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital since July 2016, that’s been a priority as she oversees some 11,000 employees at one of the nation’s most well-respected medical centers.

“I am continually inspired by my colleagues at Hopkins and their dedication to our mission to improve the health of the community and the world,” she said. “Every day at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, we bring experts from a wide variety of fields and roles — clinical, support, and administrative — to the table to ensure that the programs we create, the decisions we make, and the efforts we initiate fulfill our mission to deliver the promise of medicine.”

Seeking out the expert advice, building consensus and mentoring employees who’re seeking to advance their careers — it’s all of the leadership skillsets that makes Miller stand out, said Sharon Tiebert-Maddox, director of strategic initiatives for government and community affairs at the hospital. The two have worked together since 2011, when they helped undertake Hopkins’ first community health needs assessment after the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Miller didn’t limit her interest in the project to only medical or health needs, but considered the priorities of surrounding community members as well, Tiebert-Maddox said.

As both president and vice president of medical affairs, Miller has established several programs focused on quality and innovation. These initiatives include centralizing credentialing across the system, implementing a mandatory flu vaccine policy to protect patients and establishing the hospital as one of eight national centers of excellence for Ebola preparedness.

Outside of Hopkins’ boardroom, Miller serves on the Maryland Hospital Association Executive Committee. She’s also on the Gilchrist Hospice Board of Directors, where she’s served since 2012 and was the chair of the Gilchrist Center Baltimore for several years.

Miller has worked to build greater cooperation between Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Gilchrist Center Baltimore which is the organization’s city-based inpatient hospice center. This partnership has led, in part, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) choosing Gilchrist as one of 70 hospices nationwide to participate in a Medicare Demonstration Project.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record’s 2018 Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs awards. Some information for this profile was sourced from the honoree’s application for the award.