Lawrence D. Ramunno, M.D., Named Vice President of Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer for Sibley Memorial Hospital
June 11, 2014
Lawrence D. Ramunno, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, CAQ-G, CDE, has been selected to lead the Sibley Memorial Hospital medical staff effective July 1, 2014.
In his new role, Dr. Ramunno will serve as a member of the hospital’s senior management team, providing medical leadership in decisions affecting the hospital’s clinical programs, clinical practices and medical staff.
"We are delighted that Dr. Ramunno will be joining Sibley in this vitally important leadership position," said Richard O. Davis, Ph.D., president, Sibley Memorial Hospital. "He has a successful history of designing and implementing innovative programs that enhance health care quality and patient safety. He will play an important role in helping lead Sibley to the forefront of innovation, collaboration, patient safety, quality of health care delivery and service."
Dr. Ramunno joins Sibley from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a major academic medical center and Harvard teaching hospital, where he was senior vice president and medical director for care management and integration. There, he designed programs for patient-centered care that optimized health outcomes and increased efficiency. Earlier, he was the chief quality officer for the Northeast Healthcare Quality Foundation in Dover, NH, where he spearheaded initiatives that delivered quality and patient safety interventions for participating hospitals that produced the highest quantitative performance in the nation. His development of a standard post-surgical care order set resulted in a 32% reduction in post-operative complications across 40 hospitals in New Hampshire and Vermont. A family medicine physician by training, Dr. Ramunno earlier in his career founded a comprehensive family practice in New Hampshire as well as a center for preventative medicine and chronic disease management.
"As a primary care physician, Dr. Ramunno has deep experience in serving the medical needs of diverse communities," said Dr. Davis. "In New Hampshire, he grew his private practice into a multi-physician practice that provided care for more than ten thousand rural patients in that state."
Dr. Ramunno is an expert in clinical health information technology, leading the development and implementation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Doctors Office Quality Information Technology project for Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This initiative resulted in the highest performance of electronic medical record implementation and care management in the nation. He is also a founding board member of the Vermont Regional Health Information organization.
"I am honored and excited to join Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine," Dr. Ramunno said." The strength and passion of the medical staff, combined with the organization's commitment to quality care and health care innovation, ensure that Sibley will continue to provide the highest quality of care in the ever-changing world of health care."
Dr. Ramunno received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and of the American College of Physician Executives.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital: Serving Washington, D.C. since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 318-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services. Sibley is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Visit us at www.sibley.org.