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Ed Lovern

President and CEO
Ascension Saint Agnes

Given that he took over as president and CEO of Ascension St. Agnes in July 2020, it’s perhaps not surprising that Ed Lovern considers his proudest professional achievement helping that Baltimore health system “emerge from the past two years of the pandemic stronger and better able to serve our community.”

Before being named head of Ascension St. Agnes, Lovern had a quarter century of experience in executive roles with health care systems, the most recent as chief operating officer at Piedmont Healthcare Atlanta, the flagship hospital of Piedmont Healthcare, an 11-hospital health care system with more than 20,000 employees.

Lovern also worked as Washington bureau chief for Modern Healthcare magazine, a semi-monthly business publication targeting executives in the health care industry.

He earned a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has served on the boards of several community and non-for-profit organizations.

Asked the most important life lesson he has learned, Lovern said: “To constantly try to live as my true self and serve God.”

In his free time, Lovern said, he enjoys exploring Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay with his wife, Ginny, and their grown children. “I feel fortunate to have moved to one of the most enjoyable and interesting places to live in the country,” he said.