Leadership - Jean M. Hitchcock
Jean M. Hitchcock
Vice President, Public Affairs & Marketing
Jean Hitchcock is vice president of Public Affairs and Marketing for MedStar Health. In her role, Hitchcock leads the development, implementation and measurement of marketing and communications programs that increase awareness of MedStar Health as a system and the services it provides to Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. In addition, she oversees Public and Media Relations, as well as Marketing functions across the system.
With more than 20 years of experience, Hitchcock joined MedStar Health from Scripps Health in San Diego, where she served as corporate vice president of Marketing and Communications. Prior to that role, she held leadership positions with a number of organizations such as Rynne Marketing Group, OhioHealth, Spectrum Health System and Hope Network.
Hitchcock presently holds seats on the Health Leaders Media editorial board and Modern Healthcare advisory board, and has served as a board member for the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association. In addition, Hitchcock has been recognized with several community awards for leadership and board contributions. Most recently, she received the 2008 YWCA TWIN Award for Outstanding Women in Industry and honored by the Health Care Communicators of San Diego as the 2008 Communicator of the Year.
Hitchcock received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and sociology from Hunter College of New York and a Master of Public Administration from Western Michigan University. She also is accredited in public relations with the Public Relations Society of America.