MWPH welcomes new board members from UMMS and JHM

For immediate release: November 03, 2017


Andy Wayne

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BALTIMORE, MD (November 3) - The Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Board of Trustees has announced two new additions to the hospital’s governing body. Jerry Wollman, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), and Dr. David J. Hackam, Surgeon-in-Chief and co-Director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, were confirmed at the board’s meeting on September 29, effectively beginning their terms.

The board voted to expand its membership by two, growing to fourteen members. The additions of new leadership from UMMS and Johns Hopkins Medicine reflect the hospital’s strong joint affiliation with these two internationally-recognized medical institutions. The mission of MWPH is to maximize the health and independence of the children served by the hospital, and the Board of Trustees is dedicated to furthering this mission.

In his work at UMMS, Jerry Wollman is responsible for leading and facilitating key strategic and operational issues for the Office of the CEO. In 1996, he earned his Masters of Health Science degree in Health Finance and Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Most recently, Wollman served as business director at the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Previously, Wollman worked at UMMS as assistant vice president for executive affairs and later as vice president for corporate operations. He also served as the senior administrator for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For 16 of the last 21 years, he has worked for the Medical System.

Dr. David J. Hackam is the Garrett Family Professor of Pediatric Surgery. He studied applied math and genetics as an undergraduate at the University of Western Ontario, where he also earned his medical degree. He received a doctorate in cell biology from the University of Toronto in 1998 and later joined the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center as Surgeon-in-Chief in 2014. Dr. Hackam is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Association of American Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and served as President of the Society of University Surgeons. His many awards and honors include a 2011 Hartwell Biomedical Research Collaboration Award to develop the artificial intestine.

Fred Wolf III, Esq., chair of the Board of Trustees, noted, “The additions of Jerry Wollman and Dr. David Hackam to the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Board of Trustees reflect our hospital’s growing relationship with UMMS and Johns Hopkins Medicine. We are very fortunate to gain the wisdom, insight and leadership of these two new board members and we look forward to continued partnership with their respective institutions.”


About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides family-focused, integrated care to children with serious, chronic or complex medical needs. Since 1922, the hospital has helped children heal from illness and injury, and now treats nearly 9,000 patients each year. The 102-bed hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine and has locations in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County and in the community. For more information, please visit