Chip Davis, President & CEO Sibley Memorial Hospital

Richard “Chip” Davis, Ph.D., is president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM). Sibley is a non-profit, full service 382 bed acute care community hospital serving the Washington, DC area. The campus is also home to an assisted living residence, the Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Sibley Senior Services, skilled nursing care and a residential Alzheimer's unit.

Dr. Davis is a healthcare executive who is recognized for his ability to envision and deliver exceptional outcomes in complex environments. The mission of Sibley Memorial Hospital is to delivery excellence and compassionate care- every person, every time. The vision is to be a role model for innovation in healthcare and wellness for all. Dr. Davis brings extensive experience in inpatient and ambulatory operations, quality, safety, and innovation to the Sibley community. He established the Sibley Innovation Hub which is a dedicated space for staff to gather and solve problems using tools such as Lean Sigma Methodology and Design Thinking. Supporting a grass roots model of improvement, the Hub provides coaching for interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, and managers within Sibley to address clinical and operational challenges.

Additionally, Dr. Davis has overseen the opening of a new 450,000 square foot clinical tower on the campus of Sibley. With over 200 beds, the new inpatient tower includes innovative design elements to promote patient and family centered care as well as ensure the delivery of high quality and safe patient care. The new patient tower also houses the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, which includes radiation oncology, medical oncology, and infusion services. Sibley has invested over $200 million in oncology services to provide access to Johns Hopkins faculty and clinical trials to patients in the National Capital Region. Additionally, a proton therapy center will open at Sibley in 2019.

Dr. Davis joined Johns Hopkins in 1993 and held a variety of positions, including leadership roles within operations, quality improvement, innovation and safety. He established the Johns Hopkins Medicine Center for Innovation. As the Vice President for Quality and Safety, he helped lead a highly successful drive to improve safety and quality throughout the Johns Hopkins Health System. He has published in the area of infection control, quality, safety and healthcare leadership. He is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on these subjects.

Dr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He serves as a faculty member as an Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Davis is married with three adult children. In his free time, he enjoys athletics and a variety of outdoor and wilderness activities.

Close Up: Chip Davis, Sibley Memorial Hospital

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