When he returned to Baltimore in July to become president of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Thomas Senker described it as a homecoming.
He had begun his career with MedStar Health as vice president of operations for Good Samaritan Hospital in 2008 and was promoted to vice president of regional integration and operations in Baltimore five years later.
He left Baltimore in 2015 to work at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney where he served as president.
When he was picked to head the two Baltimore hospitals, Senker said he will focus on anchor services, such as inpatient rehabilitation, geriatrics, wound care, general surgery and primary care at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital, and orthopedics and spine, heart and vascular and the Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial. The two hospitals have a combined 393 licensed beds and 3,200 employees.
Prior to coming to MedStar, Senker worked for Saint Mary’s Health System/Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut as vice president of operations. He also served as an assistant administrator for support services at the University of Southern California University Hospital in Los Angeles, while completing his master’s in health care administration at USC.
Senker graduated cum laude with a BBA in business administration from Georgetown University, where he is now an adjunct assistant professor.
He is also on the board of both the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery Cares and was part of the 2016 class of Leadership Montgomery.