Health Services Cost Review Commission
(Baltimore, MD) December 20, 2011 - The Health Services Cost Review Commission (“HSCRC”) announced today the hiring of D. Patrick Redmon, Ph.D. to be its fourth Executive Director in its 40 year history. The HSCRC was created in 1971 as the cornerstone of consumer protection legislation aimed at providing Marylanders with the highest possible quality hospital care at the most affordable price. The HSCRC has been setting rates for Maryland hospitals since July of 1974. It is responsible for saving the citizens of Maryland more than $47 billion in hospital payments since its inception. Dr. Redmon previously served as the HSCRC’s Deputy Director for Research and Methodology from 1999 to 2006. Most recently, Dr. Redmon has served as an Associate Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio as well as a Principal at the Berkeley Research Group, LLC, a nationwide consulting firm with expertise in health economics, finance, and public policy. Dr. Redmon succeeds Robert Murray who served as the HSCRC Executive Director for almost 18 years. In the words of HSCRC Chairman John M. Colmers, former Secretary of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, “The HSCRC feels very fortunate to be able to turn the reins over to Dr. Redmon. Dr. Redmon is uniquely qualified to lead the agency in meeting its legislative mandates, and to do so hitting the ground running. Dr. Redmon combines expert knowledge with the highest level of integrity and character. He will guide and inspire his staff to keep its eye on serving the public interest. His credibility, creativity, and stability will also assure that Maryland solidifies its position as this nation’s leader in the delivery of efficient and effective health care to its citizens.”
Chairman Colmers served as the HSCRC’s Executive Director from 1987 to 1994, having succeeded Harold “Hal” Cohen, the agency’s first Executive Director. Dr. Redmon will begin his official duties in January 2012.