Philip B. Down, Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Community Hospital, a position he has held for the past 25 years. He has a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelors Degree in Business from Norwich University in Vermont. Mr. Down is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Maryland Hospital Association, the Prince George’s Business Roundtable, the Washington Board of Trade, and the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. He formerly served for eight years as Commissioner of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, and eight years as Director of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation. He still serves on the University of Maryland System Foundation Board. Mr. Down and his wife Mary live in Ellicott City, MD and have two sons, Phil and Michael.
Paul R. Grenaldo, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has responsibility for the day-to-day activities of Doctors Community Hospital. After receiving his bachelor’s in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1978, he earned both his MBA and certification in health care administration from the University of Miami in Florida. Upon graduation, Mr. Grenaldo completed his administrative residency under the American Hospital Association Chair, Sr. Irene Kraus, before serving as assistant to the vice president of Medical Affairs and then director of Ambulatory Care at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. After holding key positions at a number of other organizations, he returned in to Providence Hospital in March 1996 as vice president for Marketing and Business Development. In 2005, Mr. Grenaldo was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Providence. In addition to his extensive career, which includes starting his own health care management and consulting company, Practical Health Services, in May 1988, Mr. Grenaldo has served on numerous boards and is currently the head of the Finance Committee and Treasurer of the District of Columbia Primary Care Association as well as the faculty of the OPM Education Consortium.
CAMILLE R. BASH, Vice President, Finance, is chief financial officer and oversees all financial and information technology operations of the hospital. She has more than 34 years of experience in finance and had served as the director of financial services at Doctors Community Hospital for three years. Prior to joining Doctors Community Hospital, Ms. Bash was CFO for Catholic Charities in Washington DC, administrator for MedLink Hospital and Nursing Home, CFO for Washington Home and Hospice and vice president of business operations for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Among her distinctions, Ms. Bash holds certified public accountant and nursing home administrator certifications in Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition, she is a fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Ms. Bash completed all but her dissertation for a doctorate at Walden University. She earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis, a Master of Arts in health care from Webster University in Missouri and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin.
PAULA L. BRUENING, Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services, is responsible for nursing services at Doctors Community Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1982 and her Master of Science in Nursing Administration in 1984, both from the University of North Carolina. In 1993, she received her post-master’s certificate in nursing administration from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American and Maryland Organizations of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society for Nursing, and the Board of the Prince George’s County Literacy Council. In 1973, after completing requirements for her Associate Degree in Nursing at Hagerstown Junior College, she began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Maryland. She was appointed Head Nurse in the Emergency Department at Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, North Carolina in 1982 and Administrative Nursing Supervisor in 1984. In 1984, Ms. Bruening was appointed Vice President of Patient Services at Loudoun Healthcare, Inc., Leesburg, Virginia. In 1989 she became Vice President for Nursing Services at Kent General Hospital, Dover, Delaware, and in 1990, Ms. Bruening was appointed to her present position at Doctors Community Hospital.
GABRIEL JAFFE, M. D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, has responsibility for medical staff relations, medical staff development, and quality of care review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree phi beta kappa from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont in 1961 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York, in 1966. Dr. Jaffe served as a medical intern, a medical resident, and a fellow in infectious diseases Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, New York, from 1966 to 1973. He was Associate Professor of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York, New York, from 1973 to 1974 and then served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Disease at Prince George’s Hospital Center beginning in 1974. He became Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Doctors Community Hospital in 1993, and has served as Vice President, Medical Affairs since 1994. Dr. Jaffe holds a board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Robyn M. Webb-Williams, Vice President of Doctors Community Hospital Foundation, is responsible for raising funds for the institution’s programs and services. Ms. Webb-Williams has served as a senior member of national non-profits, raising funds for healthcare, housing, and civil rights issues. A native New Yorker, Ms. Webb-Williams received her Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Wagner College, in Staten Island, N.Y. She also received paralegal certification from Long Island University, N.Y. Ms. Webb-Williams is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of the National Capital Area in Washington, DC.
Alan H. Johnson, Chief Information Officer, has responsibility for Information Technology and Telecommunications at Doctors Community Hospital. Mr. Johnson has a BS in Management Science from The George Washington University. He is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Prior to joining Doctors Community Hospital in 1990, Mr. Johnson held key positions with a number of other healthcare and financial institutions. He currently lives in Edgewater, Maryland.
PAUL A. HAGENS, JR., Vice President, Human Resources, is responsible for all areas of employee relations including labor, wages and benefits. Prior to joining Doctors Community Hospital, he served as the director of employee and labor relations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he developed policies, administered collective bargaining agreements, initiated employee morale strategies and provided comprehensive human resources training. Also, he has held the position of district human resources manager at Giant Food, Inc. for 30+ locations covering MD, VA and DC. Mr. Hagens earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State University in MD and lives in Bowie, MD, with his wife and two children.