Ken Samet Shares Lessons in Leadership

December 27, 2018

On Tuesday, December 11, Leadership Greater Washington welcomed members and guests to PNC Place for the return of the Lessons in Leadership series featuring Kenneth Samet, President and CEO of MedStar Health.

Samet is responsible for a $5.6 billion not-for-profit, healthcare delivery system. With more than 35 years of experience in healthcare administration, Samet provides strategic oversight and management for MedStar Health—the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, comprised of 10 hospitals, a comprehensive network of health-related businesses that includes ambulatory, home health, a large multispecialty physician network, and several insurance products with more than 145,000 members.  MedStar has large research and innovation platforms and one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country. In addition, MedStar Health is one of the region’s largest employers, with more than 31,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians, serving more than half-a-million patients and their families each year.  MedStar is proud to be the long-standing clinical and medical education partner of Georgetown University.

Prior to becoming MedStar’s president and chief executive officer in January of 2008, Samet served as president and chief operating officer of MedStar Health from 2003-2008; and as the system’s first chief operating officer since MedStar’s inception in 1998.

Richard Bynum ('13) of PNC - our gracious host and sponsor for the series – facilitated a thoughtful conversation that provided guests with an in-depth look at Mr. Samet's executive approach to leadership in healthcare.

Attendees left the conversation not only energized but inspired by Mr. Samet's reflections on his own leadership path and advice for LGW Members as they continue to create positive impact and influence the region. Thank you, Mr. Samet, for sharing your knowledge and refreshing insights on leadership as you continue to lead MedStar Health.

More photos from the event can be viewed here.

If you missed the event, video can be viewed here.

Ken Samet Shares Lessons in Leadership