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The University of Maryland Medical System promoted a longtime executive to head its health system in Prince George’s County.

Officials with the medical system named Sherry B. Perkins president and CEO of the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, effective Thursday. Perkins was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Prince George’s health system, which became affiliated with the university medical system last year.

“I am extremely confident that Sherry Perkins is the right leader to drive continued positive change for UM Capital Region Health, its patients, staff, physician partners and community,” said Robert A. Chrencik, president and CEO of UMMS, in a statement. “She recognizes the critically important role that this regional health system plays in delivering high quality care to Prince George’s County and the surrounding area.”

University of Maryland Capital Region Health operates the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly, University of Maryland Laurel Regional Hospital, University of Maryland Bowie Health Campus, and the University of Maryland Family Health & Wellness Center in Suitland. It also plans to open a regional medical center in Largo in 2021.

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