Barry A. Wolfman earned a master of health services management degree at the GW in 1984. And now he is returning to Foggy Bottom 28 years later as the chief executive officer and managing director of the GW Hospital.
Wolfman arrived back at GW in April after three decades in health care management that took him from Nashville, Tenn., to South Florida, Philadelphia and California. His executive experience in a variety of settings – the investor-owned National Medical Enterprises (now Tenet Healthcare), the faith-based Providence Health & Services, and the capitation side of medicine at Kaiser Permanente – have given him a diverse perspective on hospital administration.
Wolfman believes his background will help him define and pursue excellence in clinical care at the GW Hospital.
He was attracted to GW by the strong reputation of SMHS and Universal Health Services, the hospital management company that operates GW Hospital. He said it feels natural to be back at GW after all these years. He is looking forward to exploring the city with his wife, especially the food scene, which was out of his reach as a graduate student.