Organization: University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS)
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Country: US

WittKieffer has been retained by the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), located in Baltimore, MD, to aid in the recruitment of the System’s next Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).

The University of Maryland Medical System is a university-based regional health care system comprised of thirteen hospitals. With patient revenue of $4.5B, UMMS is one of the largest employers in the state with approximately 28,000 employees and 4,000 affiliated physicians that provide care in more than 150 locations across the state. The System’s academic flagship hospital, University of Maryland Medical Center, is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, transplant, neurocare, cardiac care, women’s and children’s health, and physical rehabilitation. The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is world-renowned for its innovations in trauma care and efforts to advance medicine devoted to the care of the critically injured patient. The UMMC also includes one of the world’s largest solid organ transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily.

Reporting directly to the Chair of the UMMS Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors, the CCO will serve as a strategic business partner dedicated to managing and reducing potential risk and exposure to the external regulatory environment. S/he will build upon an integrated, enterprise wide compliance program to support the organization across all operating segments. The CCO will play a critical role in proactively developing and optimizing relationships throughout the organization and continuing to maintain a culture that actively seeks compliance input to further optimize UMMS’s day-to-day operations.

The ideal candidate will be a proactive, visible, and transparent executive with extensive compliance experience in relationship to practice plan management and healthcare delivery, including strategy, business planning, operations and finance. S/he will be knowledgeable of federal and state health services regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid, third party payers, HIPAA and state privacy rules, EMTALA and 340B regulations and other external agencies and businesses.

Interested parties should direct all resumes to the WittKieffer Candidate Portal which can be accessed through For more information, please visit or contact Keshia Harris via email at or 678.302.1555.