Anne Arundel Health System’s New President
Anne Arundel Health System (AAHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Victoria W. “Tori” Bayless as its new president, effective Oct. 1, 2009.
Ms. Bayless, who joined the health system in 2005, was named president by the health system’s Board of Trustees. She is the third president of AAHS since it was formed in 1984, following Martin L. “Chip” Doordan.
In 2006, Ms. Bayless was promoted to chief operating officer (a title she retains) and has been thoroughly involved with day-to-day operations at the hospital. Mr. Doordan continues in his role as chief executive officer of the health system, which includes several subsidiaries, including Anne Arundel Medical Center, established in 1902; Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging; and Pathways Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center.
Growing up in Parsippany, N.J., Ms. Bayless had early exposure to the world of health care. As a young teen, she volunteered at the hospital where her mother, a nurse, was chief operating officer. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology and community health from Tufts University, and a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Michigan, completing several internships along the way.
“While there are clearly many challenges ahead, I’m confident we can achieve so much more for our patients and families.”
- Tori Bayless
Before coming to AAMC, Ms. Bayless spent 12 years gaining broad experience in increasingly responsible positions at Washington Hospital Center.
A Severna Park resident, Ms. Bayless and her husband, Michael, have two schoolaged children. She readily admits presiding over a thriving health care system in today’s environment presents many challenges. “I look forward to expanding our partnerships with other community groups and organizations to enhance the care provided to the people we serve,” she said. “While there are clearly many challenges ahead, I’m confident we can achieve so much more for our patients and families. I am humbled by the Board’s confidence in me and excited about our future.”
–Annamarie DeCarlo, ABC
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