January 21, 1998
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
Phone: (410) 955-5384
Patricia M. C. Brown, J.D., has been named Johns Hopkins Medicine's first senior director of managed care. A former assistant attorney general for the State of Maryland and past president of the Maryland State Bar Association's Health Care Law Section Council, Brown has served as the Johns Hopkins Health System's senior legal counsel for patient care advice and regulatory issues since 1994.
Her new position was created as part of the reorganization of Johns Hopkins Medicine's Office of Managed Care initiated by Michael A. Thompson, recently appointed vice president of managed care for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Under Thompson's leadership, the office is consolidating the managed care functions of the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with contracting already provided by Johns Hopkins HealthCare for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine.
Responsible for formulating and implementing strategic relations and contracting with commercial payers on behalf of all Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Brown now will lead a team that will talk with a consistent voice when dealing with the payer community. She also will continue her role as attorney responsible for all managed care contracting legal issues.
Prior to joining Hopkins, in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brown acted as counsel to the Maryland Medical Assistance Program, the Maryland Health Resources Planning Commission and the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners. A 1982 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond, Brown received her juris doctor degree from the University of Baltimore in 1986 and was an adjunct professor there from 1992 to 1995.
Brown, a Timonium resident, is a trustee of the Maryvale Preparatory School and the Glenwood Life Center Inc. She also serves on the 1997-1998 Public Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Maryland chapter of the American Heart Association.