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Warren Whitehead, MBA, Tapped as Vice President of Global Services at Children's National Health System

May 12, 2016
Washington, DC– Children’s National Health System has named H. Warren Whitehead, MBA, to join its multi-campus organization as Vice President of Global Services.

With more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and international business, Whitehead will lead Children’s Global Services Program, forging global strategic partnerships as well as connecting international families and their primary physicians with world-class treatments for pediatric illness available at Children’s National. Whitehead has proven global leadership and management experience developing, implementing, and maximizing global business initiatives at world renowned American academic medical centers.

“Mr. Whitehead’s expertise will aid Children’s National as we continue to improve the health and well-being of children everywhere through clinical care and strategic partnerships,” stated Elizabeth Flury, MA, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Children’s National.

Whitehead comes to Children’s National from Texas Medical Center where he led international affairs for one of its member organizations, CHI St. Luke’s Health, home of the Texas Heart Institute and the primary adult teaching facility for Baylor College of Medicine. In this capacity, he established a comprehensive global patient services infrastructure dedicated to providing the highest level of personalized, culturally congruent, and effectual experience to patients and families.

Externally, he forged customized strategic alliances and formal partnerships with targeted social ministries, healthcare facilities, medical educational institutes, and others in more than 30 countries. He led the St. Luke’s venture in the Middle East, establishing relationships with ministries of health and other federal agencies in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and Oman. And, during his tenure at Duke University Medical Center, Mr. Whitehead led the organization’s inaugural global development launch activities.

“International partnerships are essential to drive the research and clinical advances needed to improve treatment and care for patients, particularly children. I look forward to doing my part at Children’s National,” commented Whitehead.

The Global Services Program at Children’s National has served the unique needs of patients and families who have travelled from around the world for more than 20 years. Children’s National cares for more than 219,000 patients annually, from around the world.

Contact: Emily Hartman at 202-476-4500

About Children's National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, D.C., has served the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is one of the nation’s Top 5 pediatric hospitals and, for a second straight year, is ranked No. 1 in newborn care, as well as ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. It has been designated two times as a Magnet® hospital, a designation given to hospitals that demonstrate the highest standards of nursing and patient care delivery. This pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including the Maryland suburbs and Northern Virginia. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is the seventh-highest NIH-funded pediatric institution in the nation. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. 

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