Originally Released: February, 1999
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Frank P. Bramble has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the University of Maryland Medical System. Mr. Bramble has been a member of the 27-seat board since 1993 and most recently served as vice chairman and secretary-treasurer. He succeeds Chairman Stewart Greenebaum, a developer and philanthropist, who remains on the board.
Mr. Bramble is the chief executive officer of First Maryland Bancorp (FMB), an $18 billion bank holding company headquartered in Baltimore. FMB's principal subsidiary operates nearly 300 bank branches and more than 500 ATMs from southern Pennsylvania through Maryland and the District of Columbia and into northern Virginia. In November 1998, Mr. Bramble was promoted to chief executive officer of the USA Division and director of Allied Irish Banks, First Maryland's parent company.
"I am delighted to have the opportunity to help lead this outstanding medical system during such an important and challenging time in the health care industry," said Mr. Bramble. "The Medical System has always been known for its quality care. In the years ahead, we will seek to provide even higher levels of service to Baltimore, the state of Maryland and the entire region. Improving public health is the foundation of this community's economic health," he added.
Mr. Bramble previously had served on the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Board of Visitors, and he currently is Chairman of the Greater Baltimore Committee, Chairman of the Baltimore Center for the Performing Arts, a member of the Board of the Greater Baltimore Alliance and a member of the Mayor of Baltimore's Business Advisory Council. He recently was named "Business Leader of the Year" by Loyola College's Sellinger School of Business and Management.
"Frank's financial acumen, his associations with business leaders throughout the world and his incredible commitment to making this area a better place to live, make him the ideal choice to lead the University of Maryland Medical System into a new century of progress," said University of Maryland Medical System President and Chief Executive Officer Morton I. Rapoport, M.D.
The University of Maryland Medical System is a private not for profit health care system with 1,253-licensed beds in Baltimore that provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services to more than 225,000 people a year. Components of the Medical System include University Hospital, the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Maryland's Hospital for Children, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and Kernan and Deaton Hospitals. The Medical System has revenues of $549 million and has 6,000 employees, making it the eighth largest private employer in the Baltimore area.
In January 1999, University announced an affiliation with Maryland General Health Systems, which includes a 300-bed community hospital providing services to 100,000 patients a year, with revenues of $114 million.
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