Thursday, September 17, 2015

An Outstanding Leader Joins the GBMC Senior Team

The entire GBMC Family is delighted to welcome this week our new senior vice president for patient care and chief nursing officer (CNO), JoAnn Z. Ioannou.

JoAnn is taking the position vacated this summer when Jody Porter retired. Jody’s dedication and insight were instrumental in GBMC HealthCare’s growth during her tenure.  Please join me in wishing Jody and her husband, Peter, all the best in their retirement.

JoAnn is a seasoned and dedicated nurse and manager who brings a vast amount of nursing and leadership experience to her position and to our organization.  Prior to joining us, she was the director of Neurosciences/Psychiatry Nursing at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Joann worked her way up the nursing ladder at Hopkins.

During her career, JoAnn has developed an outstanding record of implementing new programs and services while improving the quality of patient care.  Her background and skills will serve us well in this position.

So, please join me in welcoming JoAnn to our team.

Environmental Services Week 
This week is Environmental Services (EVS) & Housekeeping Week (Sept. 13—19) and I want to take time to recognize the contributions of our EVS staff.

We must all be grateful for the hard work and dedication of those who keep our facility clean.

Our EVS employees play a vital role in infection control, patient safety, and patient satisfaction.

There are over 100 EVS associates working “around the clock” at GBMC in a variety of roles servicing over 1.2 million square feet of facility.  So, please join me in honoring all the men and women of EVS.

Let's Unite to Help Our Community Through The United Way
GBMC HealthCare was founded to meet a need in our community. We give back every day by offering our patients exceptional care – the same care we’d want for our own loved ones. However, we shouldn’t stop there. Each year, we partner with the United Way to give back to the community in ways that go beyond the walls of our facilities.

This year, as we reflect on the 50 years of service we’ve provided, I encourage all of our employees to consider making a pledge as part of this year’s United Way campaign, which will run until Wednesday, Sept. 30.

No donation is too small. Even a few dollars or cents given each pay period via payroll deduction can have an impact and help someone.

For more information, please visit or if you would like to donate, please go to

I made my pledge. Will you join me?

Our Wonderful Chaplain Reaffirms His Priesthood
This past Saturday, I had the honor of participating in the reaffirmation of the priesthood of John Joseph Hart (2nd from left), our beloved chaplain, as
he has become a priest in the Episcopal Church. Please thank and congratulate Joe when you see him!

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