BALTIMORE (AP) — The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore has appointed its first female president in the institution's 127-year history.
News outlets report that 49-year-old Dr. Redonda Miller was named the hospital's president Thursday and will assume her role July 1.
Miller will replace Ronald R. Peterson, who has been the president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital for 19 years.
Peterson says Miller's experience and knowledge make her well-suited to lead the institution.
Miller started at Johns Hopkins as a medical student. She previously served as the senior vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Health System and vice president of medical affairs for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
She says her primary focus will be to deliver high-quality care for patients and to ensure they have a good experience.