Jacqueline D. Bowens will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA). The announcement was made today by DCHA Board Chairman, Richard (“Chip”) Davis, Ph.D., President/CEO at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
“The DCHA Board is very excited to have selected Ms. Bowens as our new President,” Dr. Davis said. “She has the exceptional health care and government relations experience and expertise needed to lead the association during this time of immense change.”
“I am excited about the opportunity to work with the 14 DC hospitals as they collaborate to improve quality, streamline access and address other community health needs,” Ms. Bowens said. “DC hospitals have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the community and I look forward to continuing this work.”
Ms. Bowens is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the DC Primary Care Association (DCPCA), which represents and advocates for Federally Qualified Health Centers, community health centers and others committed to ensuring that all DC residents have access to quality health care. Prior to joining DCPCA, Ms. Bowens was a senior executive at Children’s National Health System, where she led external and government affairs for the region’s premier pediatric health provider. Kurt Newman, President and CEO of Children’s National and former DCHA Board Chair said, “This role is perfect for Jackie. She is a leader and an advocate who is focused on doing the right things for patients and families.” She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland.
The DCHA Board also expressed its thanks to Joan Lewis for her hard work and dedication to DCHA as interim President this past year.
Ms. Bowens will begin her tenure at DCHA on November 2, 2016.