Maulik S. Joshi
President and CEO
Dr. Maulik S. Joshi was named president and CEO of Hagerstown-based Meritus Health in 2019, just six months before the world faced a global pandemic.
But Joshi, a seasoned health care executive of more than 27 years, brought extensive leadership experience during an uncertain time. Together with his team, Joshi worked to improve Meritus Health and health care inequities for its vulnerable populations.
Joshi instituted free drive-through COVID-19 testing sites during the pandemic and implemented the new MyChart portal so that patients could be reminded of appointments, upcoming treatments and vaccinations and speak to their health care providers directly. The testing program resulted in the enlisting of more than 70,000 community members into the hospital’s electronic health portal.
Joshi explained that together with the medical staff at Meritus, it is their mission to improve the health status of the region.
“Being part of a phenomenal team that is fully committed to our mission to improve the health status of our region means always doing the right thing for our community. It’s not my influence, but that of the entire organization. When an entire organization is focused on the outcome, anything can happen and it did during the pandemic,” Joshi said.
Joshi’s entire career focus has been focused not only on hospital operations leadership and clinical quality but also on improving the health of communities served. He has brought innovative and cutting-edge ideas to improve the delivery of health care throughout his entire career.