Jeffrey A. Rivest, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) since 2004, retiried at the end of August 2015. UMMC is the flagship academic medical center of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS).
“On behalf of the UMMS and UMMC family, I want to thank Jeff for his outstanding contributions over the last 11 years,” said Robert A. Chrencik, president and CEO of UMMS. “Under Jeff’s leadership, the Medical Center has continued to see its profile rise as one of our nation’s best academic medical centers. I am very proud of the teamwork and dedication that, under Jeff’s guidance, has fostered UMMC’s delivery of world-class time sensitive critical care medicine. “
John Ashworth, currently the UMMS senior vice president for network development, will serve as the interim UMMC president and chief executive officer beginning Saturday, August 29th. Ashworth has previously served as UMMC president and chief executive officer, as well as director of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. A search committee for a permanent president and CEO will be formed with representation of both the UMMS and UMMC boards, as well as partners from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Rivest will remain an advisor during the interim period.