Larry Shirts serves as Director of Facilities for MedStar Health, the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region. In this role Larry has full facilities management responsibility across a geographic region with an emphasis on mentoring and inspiring excellence, enabling the success of on-site facilities management, and enhancing the development of existing and future talent.
MedStar Health is a large integrated $4.6 billion, not-for-profit, regional healthcare system whose 10 hospitals (nine acute care and one rehabilitation hospital) approach 10 million total square feet with 3,398 licensed beds.
Employed with CBRE since March 2004, Larry has more than 26 years of management experience in multiple industries. Prior to arriving at CBRE as an experienced healthcare facilities manager, Larry formed and successfully managed staffs in progressively responsible positions, ranging in size from 4 to 320, including prior service as a Regional Director of Facilities. Larry also served previously as Director of Operations Services for a 60-bed acute care hospital with full-charge responsibility for all hospital functions. Larry‘s experience also includes managing two acute care hospital greenfield start-ups from building, staffing, licensing and opening through full operations.
Prior to his time in healthcare facilities management, Larry gained significant personnel and process management experience while working seven years at Hewlett-Packard. At HP he was responsible for managing the human and capital resources of the Photo-lithography and Barrier application departments of the Ink Jet Business Unit (IJBU) to maximize throughput, quality, and cost effectiveness in the production of a wide variety of thermal ink-jet technology applications. This included management of 80 technicians, engineers, and support personnel, as well as 260 production personnel. IJBU Photo-lithography operations encompassed large-scale clean room management in the production of $300M in products annually.