The hospital has named Lucy Ferko as senior vice president of clinical institutes and ambulatory services.
Lucy Ferko will be responsible for leading all clinical institutes, including cancer, cardiovascular, metabolic, orthopaedic and spine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, women’s and children’s services and associated ambulatory services. The hiring is supportive of Saint Agnes’ strategic plan, which emphasizes physician and ambulatory development, clinical institutes, clinical excellence and coordinated care, as well as community partnerships.
Having worked in the healthcare industry for 28 years, Ferko has a wealth of experience in a wide range of medical disciplines. She has previously served as a registered nurse, a manager, a director and most recently, a senior healthcare executive. Throughout her career, she has lead a variety of major projects, including everything from managing operating rooms to expanding and building clinical service lines. Ferko’s exceptional work ethic and proven results have earned her the reputation of being a highly skilled executive in the areas of operations, new program development and expansion, physician recruitment and process improvement.
Her executive experience includes over 10 years of leading the development of clinical institutes at St. Joseph Medical Center and Frederick Memorial Healthcare System. Ferko was most recently Vice President of Service Line Development and Operations at Frederick Memorial.
Ferko is an RN with a master’s in management, healthcare administration. Her clinical nursing background coupled with her operations expertise provides her with a unique perspective. She is well-versed in service line development, strategic planning, productivity management, budgeting, joint commission knowledge and leadership, clinical program start ups, physician recruitment, physician contracting, joint venture planning, process improvement, cost saving initiatives, patient safety initiatives and marketing.
Ferko earned an associate’s degree in nursing from Villa Maria College and a bachelor’s degree in health science from Old Dominion University. She earned her master’s degree in management, health care administration from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 296-bed hospital currently completing a $200 million-plus expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and is a full-service teaching hospital with residency programs in medicine and surgery. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute; Cardiovascular Institute; Maryland Metabolic Institute; Orthopedic & Spine Institute; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; and The Bunting Health Institute for Women & Children. Saint Agnes opened the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services. www.stagnes.org
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