USMH Board of Advisors: Maulik Josh, Dr.P.H., appointed chair

Maulik Joshi appointed chair of USMH Board of Advisors

Meritus president and CEO appointed chair of USMH Board of Advisors Maulik Joshi to lead the board that offers guidance and insight to Hagerstown-based college programs

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The president and CEO of Meritus Health and the proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine was recently named the chair of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) advisory board.

Maulik Joshi, Dr.P.H., is the incoming chair of the Board of Advisors, which provides insight into the school’s student programs, scholarship funds, and local community coordination. “I am deeply honored to take on the role of chair of the USMH Board of Advisors and support such a wonderful organization with all our committed and expert Board of Advisors,” Joshi said.

Jacob Ashby, executive director of USMH and secretary of the advisory board, said Joshi is a perfect fit for his new role. "USMH and Meritus Health have been partners in the region for many years. I am very excited to have Dr. Joshi step into the role of Chair of our Board of Advisors,” Ashby said. “While serving as chair, I look forward to the opportunity to work with Dr. Joshi to help current students get on their career path and identify additional healthcare programs that could be offered at USMH. Given the expected growth in the industry and workforce shortages, in partnership, Meritus Health and USMH can continue to make a positive impact on the health of our community."


Meritus Health, Western Maryland’s largest healthcare provider, is located at the crossroads of Western Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. With over 3,000 employees, 500 medical staff members, and 250 volunteers, Meritus Health serves over 200,000 residents of the tristate region. Meritus Medical Center has 327 beds and Meritus Medical Group has over 160 providers.