Richard Bennett has been named the next president of
Bayview Medical Center,
effective July 1. He will succeed Gregory Schaffer, who
retires June 30 after 10 years as president.
Schaffer and Bennett will work together through June to
orchestrate a smooth transition.
Bennett, the Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor in
Geriatric Medicine, currently is the
executive vice president and chief operating officer for
Bayview, a position he has held since 2006.
Bennett's career at Johns Hopkins has included work as
a clinician, researcher and educator.
Prior to his current role, Bennett was vice president of
medical affairs at Bayview and, from 1997 to
2003, executive medical director of the Johns Hopkins
Geriatrics Center (now Johns Hopkins Bayview
Care Center). At the Geriatrics Center, Bennett led a
variety of clinical programs, many of which
became national models of care, and directed the fellowship
training program in geriatric medicine,
one of the largest in the country.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Bennett earned his
medical degree in 1982 from Johns
Hopkins. He then completed his internship and residency at
Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns
Hopkins Bayview) and his fellowship in geriatric medicine
and gerontology at the JHU School of
Medicine. He is an active member of professional
associations and serves on several boards.
Most recently, he championed Bayview's initiatives on
diversity and inclusion, and he is currently
working to establish a model program to improve the health
of the communities surrounding the center
through the development and enhancement of
medical-religious partnerships. His work and research
has been published in dozens of journals, abstracts and
books, and the second edition of the book he
co-authored, Building Healthy Communities Through
Medical-Religious Partnerships, will be published
later this year.
"Dr. Bennett understands the challenges of leadership
and has grown in his expertise and
reputation as a fair-minded leader and consensus builder as
he has moved for the past 15 years
through a series of leadership positions at Johns Hopkins,"
said Ronald R. Peterson, president of the
Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital
and executive vice president of Johns
Hopkins Medicine. "He is passionate about Johns Hopkins
Bayview and, as president, plans to advance
clinical integration opportunities with the East Baltimore
campus while pursuing the execution of the
facilities master plan for the medical center."