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Kenneth A. Samet 


Kenneth A. Samet, MedStar Health on 1-14-2008. ESKenneth A. Samet has dedicated his career to health care.

Serving as president and CEO of MedStar Health since 2008, he oversees a $5.8 billion not-for-profit, health care system that is one of the largest in the region.

Samet has more than 35 years experience in health care administration, including serving as MedStar Health’s first chief operating officer since the system was formed in 1998.

He also gives his time to a number of organizations in the area. including as a member of the board of directors for Greater Washington Partnership, Economic Club of Washington and United Way of the National Capital Area.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

Do everything you can to unleash the creativity and innovation of your associates. They will do amazing things in support of the organization’s mission.

What are your hopes for the state or your community this year?

I hope that everyone, from all walks of life, found those “trusted voices” that supported their receiving the vaccine, so that we can all return to a more normal life with friends and family. And I hope we use the crisis we are living through to remind us that we are all connected — it is one big region, country and world.

What do you do to unplug in your free time?

Golf and beach time with the family.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.

One comment

  1. Congratulations Mr. Samet. Well deserved! I have enjoyed my 15 and counting years with Medstar. Medstar strong!