Daily Record Staff//November 3, 2022
//November 3, 2022
Victoria Bayless’ career as a hospital administrator goes back nearly 30 years, when she was an administrative resident at the Washington Hospital Center/MedStar Health from 1993-94.
Since then, she has steadily climbed the ladder of executive positions at three different hospitals, including Luminis Health, a health system that includes the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, and Doctors Community Medical Center in Lanham, where she has been chief executive officer since 2019.
Bayless’ list of volunteer work is no less impressive and includes board positions with the American Hospital Association, Maryland Hospital Association and Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, among others.
Not surprisingly, Bayless’ list of awards is also long, and includes a Grass Roots Champion award from the American Hospital Association and recognition as a Business Leader of the Year from the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
Bayless has led her health system through the pandemic, and Luminis Health was one of five health systems in the country awarded the American Hospital Association’s Dick Davidson NOVA Award for its COVID-19 Community Prevention Plan.
During her tenure, Luminis Health has opened the J. Kent McNew Medical Center, a psychiatric specialty hospital, and launched the Health Equity and Anti-Racism Task Force, to increase racial equity, disrupt biases and reduce disparities.
Bayless earned her bachelor of science in Biology and Community Health from Tufts University, her Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and, in 2001, a certificate of executive leadership from Georgetown University.