Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 22, 1996

Letter: From the Office of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dear Colleague:

     As you know, a search committee has been appointed to
identify and recruit the senior executive officer for Johns
Hopkins Medicine, the new governance structure that will unify
the hospital and health system and the medical school under a
single leader. The title of this new senior leader, for working
purposes, is chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine
and dean of the School of Medicine.

     The trustees of the university and the hospital and health
system created Johns Hopkins Medicine to enable our medical
institutions to function in the most effective possible manner in
pursuit of their long-standing missions of excellence in clinical
care, biomedical research and medical education. The changing
structure of academic medicine and healthcare delivery systems in
the country requires a governance structure for Johns Hopkins
Medicine that is both responsive and effective.

     Members of the search committee include the following
members of the board of Johns Hopkins Medicine and members of the

*    C. Michael Armstrong:  
     Chairman and chief executive officer, 
     Hughes Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, Calif.

*    Lenox D. Baker Jr., M.D.:  
     Surgeon, Midatlantic Cardiothoracic Surgeons Ltd., 
     Norfolk, Va.

*    Edward J. Benz Jr., M.D.:  
     William Osler Professor and chairman, Department of    
     Medicine, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, 
     and physician-in-chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

*    Michael R. Bloomberg:  
     President, Bloomberg Inc., New York, N.Y.

*    George L. Bunting Jr.:  
     President, Bunting Management Group, Timonium, Md.

*    Sue K. Donaldson, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.:  
     Dean, School of Nursing, The Johns Hopkins University

*    Edward K. Dunn Jr.:  
     President, Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Company,    
     Baltimore, Md.

*    Nicholas J. Fortuin, M.D.:  
     Professor of medicine, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins
     University, and cardiologist, Johns Hopkins at Green Spring 
     Station, Lutherville, Md.

*    Thomas J. Kelly Jr., Ph.D.:  
     Boury Professor and director, Molecular Biology and    
     Genetics, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University

*    A. R. Krongard:  
     Chairman of the board and chief executive officer, 
     Alex. Brown & Sons Inc., Baltimore, Md.

*    Diana Motz:  
     Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit,   
     Baltimore, Md.

*    Daniel Nathans, M.D.:  
     Interim president, The Johns Hopkins University

*    Morris W. Offit:  
     Chairman, president and chief executive officer, OFFITBANK, 
     New York, N.Y.

*    Donald J. Shepard:  
     Chairman of the board, president and chief executive   
     officer, AEGON USA Inc., Baltimore, Md.

*    Shale D. Stiller:  
     Senior partner, Piper & Marbury, Baltimore, Md.

*    Patrick C. Walsh, M.D.:
     McConnell Professor and director of the Department of  
     Urology, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, 
     and urologist-in-chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

     Recognizing the significance of this appointment, the
members of the search committee solicit your help in identifying
the very best possible candidates. Please share with us your
thoughts on the best candidates as well as any issues that you
believe will be important for the CEO/dean to address.

     Please feel free to write to me c/o 240, Garland Hall, The
Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.
21218, or to any members of the search committee. We will welcome
your suggestions and ideas.

     We have engaged an executive search firm to assist us. Roger
Quick, president and managing director of Norman Broadbent
International, Chicago, who has had extensive experience in
helping to place senior officers in medical institutions, will be
working closely with us during the search.

     In order to give everyone an opportunity to comment on the
search and issues facing Johns Hopkins Medicine, we have
scheduled a town meeting to be held on Thursday, April 25, at 5
p.m., in Hurd Hall. Members of the search committee will be
present. I encourage you to attend.

                              Yours very truly,

                              Edward K. Dunn Jr.
                              Chairman, Search Committee
                              Johns Hopkins Medicine

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