Sibley Memorial Joins Johns Hopkins Health

John Commins, November 4, 2010

Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC, has joined The Johns Hopkins Health System in a deal that involves no financial exchanges, the hospital and the Baltimore-based health system said in a joint announcement.

“Sibley is strong financially, very highly regarded in its community and located in the nation’s capital,” says JHHS President Ronald R. Peterson. “Having it as part of the Hopkins family provides us the critical mass to better position ourselves to provide an integrated, regional approach to care, which we anticipate the future will demand.”

Under the deal finalized Nov. 1, Sibley—a 328-bed acute care nonprofit hospital open since 1890—becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of JHHS and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The hospital, located in northwest Washington, DC, near the Maryland state line, will retain its name, medical staff, leadership, board of trustees, community mission, and it will operate under the JHHS governance structure in the same way as other JHHS affiliates.

"The alliance between Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine is an important step in advancing health care delivery and quality in the local community and the greater Washington, DC, region,” says Robert L. Sloan, Sibley’s president/CEO.

JHHS and its affiliates, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc., Howard County General Hospital Inc., and Suburban Hospital, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, make up Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“As a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sibley will be a key force in the development of an integrated system of care for the national capital region, focused on improving health by providing access to state-of-the-art clinical medicine that’s supported by a strong base of research and medical education,” says Edward D. Miller, MD, dean/CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

“This alliance strengthens each institution’s ability to serve patients along the full continuum of care, creating new opportunities to provide the right care, at the right time and at the right place,” Miller says.

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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