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Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

Hopkins taps Duke executive to help head medical system

Johns Hopkins Health System stepped outside its ranks and tapped Kevin W. Sowers, a nurse and career executive with the Duke University Health System, as the new president and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

He will succeed Ronald R. Peterson, who is retiring at the end of January after 44 years at the medical institution. He will be an adviser for a year to help with the transition.

Sowers will take the reins of the $8 billion academic medical center and health system on Feb. 1. The 56-year-old spent 32 years with the Duke University Health System, the last eight years as president and CEO of the flagship Duke University...

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