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Queenie C. Plater named Vice President of Human Resources for Johns Hopkins Medicine Community Division

August 25, 2014

Long-time Sibley Memorial Hospital executive Queenie C. Plater has been appointed vice president of human resources for the Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) Community Division, effective September 16, 2014. The division includes Sibley Memorial Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

"We welcome Queenie in her important new role," said Brian Gragnolati, senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Community Division. "In addition to her impeccable credentials and successful track record in human resources, she brings a keen understanding of the critical importance of all our employees to our continued success. She knows how to nurture and leverage our most treasured asset—our employees—to not only obtain our business goals but more importantly, to make sure patients receive the compassionate and quality care they deserve."
Plater began her career at Sibley as an employment assistant. She quickly rose through the ranks and was named vice president and chief human resource officer in 2005. She was one of the executives instrumental in Sibley's integration with Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2010.
In addition to her accomplishments at Sibley, Plater is also co-chair of human resources for the District of Columbia Hospital Association. Until 2010, she taught at Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. At Georgetown, she also served as an academic preceptor and executive mentor in the university's Health Systems Administration Program. In 2002, then Maryland governor, Parris Glendening, appointed Plater commissioner for Community Services Reimbursement Rate.
A resident of Bethesda, Maryland, Plater received her bachelor of science degree in organizational management from Washington Adventist University. She later obtained a master of science degree in applied behavioral science from the Johns Hopkins University.
"I am thrilled to join the JHM Community Division," said Plater.  "It is an exciting time as we embark on strategic partner expansions.  I’ve been fortunate to work closely with our industry’s human resource thought leaders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This is an ideal time for Johns Hopkins Medicine Community Division to be at the forefront of creating additional value for the communities we serve."
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

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