July 31, 2012
Washington, DC – Elizabeth Flury has been named Chief Strategy Officer for Children’s National Medical Center, effective September 1st. This is a newly created position developed by Kurt Newman, MD, President and CEO
“We are pleased that Elizabeth Flury is joining us at such a vital time as we continue to find innovative ways to care for kids and their families,” said Dr. Newman. “Now more than ever, healthcare institutions need to think strategically about the challenges we face. We have big plans for advancing pediatrics, so we are excited about Elizabeth’s transformational style. She will be a true asset as we navigate a complex environment and take Children’s National to new levels over the coming years.”
“I am pleased to join Children’s National,” said Ms. Flury. “I especially appreciate the primary focus on pediatrics. These are challenging times, and we need to think and act strategically, and answer to outcomes and value. The impressive interface between clinical care, translational research, and education at Children’s National puts it in a great position, as does its platform in the nation’s capital. I embrace all of these challenges and opportunities and know that, together, we will elevate pediatrics on the national stage.”
Ms. Flury comes to Children’s National from the Johns Hopkins Health System, where she served as the Senior Director, Health Care Transformation and Strategic Planning. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Ms. Flury worked at KPMG, where she provided national leadership to KPMG's Health Care Strategy and Governance Practice, and ran her own healthcare consulting firm for a time. Ms. Flury earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College in PA, and her M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Immaculata University, also in PA.
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Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S.News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital. With 303 beds and eight regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of acute pediatric services in the Washington metropolitan area. For more information, visit ChildrensNational.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.