It is with very mixed feelings that we announce the departure of Patricia (Patti) A. Engblom from the administration team in the Department of Medicine to become the Administrator for Ambulatory Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1994, Patti came to Johns Hopkins as a post-graduate fellow in the Health Services Management program. Her first position at Hopkins was as the Administrator for the AIDS Capitation Program within Johns Hopkins HealthCare, where she developed and implemented a successful, full-risk capitation program for Medicaid recipients with AIDS.

Beginning in 1999, Patti was deeply involved with the Department of Medicine’s Ambulatory Operations, first as Assistant Administrator, and later as Associate Administrator. Her many accomplishments in that role were outstanding and included successful implementation of new billing systems, oversight of regulatory review successes, implementation of CUSP programs, space reconfiguration, new practice models in the various subspecialties, the Sickle Cell Infusion Center, transitioning procedure areas to the NCB and Epic implementation/optimization (to name a few). While doing this, Patti built lasting professional relationships with the entire Johns Hopkins enterprise and is singularly qualified to join the leadership team in Ambulatory Services.

Please join me in offering Patti our heartiest congratulations and well wishes in her exciting new role in Ambulatory Services.

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