President, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center and MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, 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.
Throughout her 38-year career, Wray has held a variety of leadership positions in hospital operations and developed an expertise in healthcare strategic planning. As president of MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital since 1992, she demonstrates a deep commitment to quality and safety as reflected in the hospital’s eight Delmarva Foundation Excellence Awards. MedStar St. Mary’s received the gold level Maryland Performance Excellence Award in 2013 — the highest level of any healthcare organization during the respective award cycle. Truven Health Analytics recognized MedStar St. Mary’s as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation that year.
Wray accepted additional responsibilities as president of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in 2014. Under her leadership, the hospital has joined the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute – Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute Alliance; earned accreditation from the College of American Pathologists; and been named an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. In 2014, the hospital was also named a top performer in six key quality measures by The Joint Commission. MedStar Southern Maryland achieved U.S. News and World Report National Ranking for neurology and neurosurgery in 2016.
With a strong devotion to health care and the community, Wray is active in civic affairs, including as a member of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance. She represents MedStar Health serving on the boards for the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable and Chesapeake Potomac Home Health Agency. Wray has previously served on the governor-appointed Maryland Health Quality & Cost Council, is a lifetime member of the Rotary Club of Leonardtown and is an Honorary Commander for Joint Base Andrews. She completed Leadership Maryland in 1998.
Wray holds 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 (FACHE).
Named Business Person of the Year by the St. Mary's County Chamber of Commerce in 2000, Wray also received the College of Southern Maryland's Leading Edge CEO of the Year Award in 2009.