President, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, and Senior Vice President, MedStar Health
Christine R. Wray, FACHE, is president of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and MedStar St. Mary's Hospital. She also serves as a senior vice president for MedStar Health.
During the course of her 30-year career, Wray has held a variety of leadership positions in hospital operations and has developed an expertise in healthcare planning and the Maryland certificate of need process. Serving as president of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital since 1992, she led the hospital through a successful integration into the MedStar system and has demonstrated a deep commitment to quality and safety. This is reflected in MedStar St. Mary’s eight Delmarva Foundation Excellence Awards and the receipt of HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for the past three years. Under her leadership, MedStar St. Mary’s also received the gold level Maryland Performance Excellence Award in 2013—the highest level of any healthcare organization during the respective award cycle. Additionally that year, Truven Health Analytics recognized MedStar St. Mary’s as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation.
Wray earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and a Master of Health Science in Health Planning and Administration from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Wray is active in civic affairs, including the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance and The Rotary Club of Leonardtown, in which she is a Paul Harris Fellow and recipient of the 1999 Leonardtown Rotarian of the Year. She was named Business Person of the Year by the St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce in 2000 and received the College of Southern Maryland's Leading Edge CEO of the Year Award in 2009.
Wray was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maryland Health Quality & Cost Council. In addition, she serves on the boards for Chesapeake Potomac Home Health Agency and Hospice of St. Mary’s. Wray also completed Leadership Maryland in 1998.