Nat Richardson Named President and CEO of UM Capital

Nathaniel “Nat” Richardson Jr. has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer for University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UM Capital). After a national search, Richardson was selected to lead UM Capital in its continued efforts to transform health care in Prince George’s County—a transformation that includes a focus on providing state-of-the-art clinical care with compassion and community leadership while meeting the highest standards of patient safety.

“Nat will lead the organization at a pivotal time in its history. UM Capital Region Health continues on its journey to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient and family-centered care, demonstrate its commitment to the communities it serves, transition to its new flagship hospital in Largo, and transform the Health and Wellness Campus in Laurel.” says Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Medical System. “I have every confidence that Nat will deliver on his charge to expand the vision and strategy for UM Capital that will propel the organization into a bright future for its employees, patients and the community.”

Richardson is a native of Houston Texas with over 34 years of healthcare experience. Most recently, he served as President of Decatur Morgan Hospital near Huntsville, Alabama. While in this role, Richardson was charged with bringing three competitor hospitals together to form Decatur Morgan, a large regional system within the Huntsville Hospital Health System. Since 2005 Richardson served in multiple executive roles within this Health System and his executive oversight has included all major service lines and divisions.

WittKieffer’s Kimberly Smith, Rachel Polhemus and Keshia Harris led this search.

Read the press announcement.