John Chessare

GBMC HealthCare System
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Brief Bio

John B. Chessare, MD, MPH, is the President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare, in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Chessare has been actively involved in designing and managing systems of care in academic medical centers and in community hospitals. A pediatrician, he is a graduate of Boston College, the University of Rome School of Medicine, and the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He completed his Pediatrics residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and his fellowship in Academic General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Chessare is recognized nationally for his work in utilizing operations management to improve patient flow and drive out waste in the acute care hospital, and for designing safer and more reliable medication delivery systems. His present work is in transforming his organization to be better able to deliver higher value by creating better health, better care and lower cost with more joy for those providing the care. In November of 2020, under Dr. Chessare’ s leadership, the GBMC HealthCare System achieved the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest level of recognition for performance excellence in the United States.

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