Thomas D. Kmetz joined Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital as president during a time of transition and brought a renewed commitment to patient safety, quality and transparency. Kmetz emphasizes engaging employees, medical staff and the community to deliver a shared mission of excellence in pediatric care.
Under his leadership, Johns Hopkins All Children’s rebuilt its Heart Institute, enhanced the trust of our patients and community, implemented a new electronic medical records system, created sustainable improvements across the organization in a number of areas and achieved Magnet status for excellence in nursing.
He also serves on the Board of the St. Petersburg Innovation District and the St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation.
Kmetz has a long and distinguished career that includes nearly 20 years with Norton Healthcare, a leading hospital system in Louisville, Kentucky. He most recently served as the division president of Women’s and Children’s Services at Norton Healthcare, where he also served as president of Norton Children’s Hospital. During his tenure, Kmetz led the remaking of Norton Suburban Hospital into Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Under his leadership, the new hospital added pediatric, neonatology, pediatric surgery and maternal and fetal medicine services, including a 40-bed NICU, pediatric medical/surgical beds, a pediatric emergency center and operative suites.
He also spent 11 years with the University of North Carolina Hospitals (now UNC Health Care) in Chapel Hill, where he was responsible for a broad range of programs, clinical services and support services. Before joining the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Kmetz was assistant to the executive director of Humana Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
Kmetz has and continues to participate in many professional memberships and community activities. Previously, he was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the national Children’s Hospital Association, Chair of the Kentucky Hospital Association Board of Trustees, member of the Board of Directors for the Child Health Patient Safety Organization, served on the Development Council of the Archdiocese of Louisville, member of the Board for Catholic Charities, and member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Louisville. He was a founding Board member and past President of the Board of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill.
Kmetz serves as a preceptor to graduate students from the University of Kentucky and University of Minnesota programs in hospital administration and a mentor to adolescent children who have a parent that is incarcerated. Additionally, he is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He earned his bachelor of health sciences from the University of Kentucky. He earned a master of business administration and a master of hospital administration from the University of Minnesota.