Franklin Square Hires New President

Longtime Mercy Health Services executive Samuel E. Moskowitz officially takes over on May 15.

A longtime Mercy Health Services executive has been selected to be the new president of Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Samuel E. Moskowitz, who served in a variety of capacities at Mercy, will officially take over at Franklin Square on May 15, according to a hospital news release. He replaces

“I am impressed with what MedStar Franklin Square has accomplished and look forward to working with everyone to position for continued success," Moskowitz said in a statement. “We are entering a dynamic period in health care, one that requires us to partner with key constituents and leverage our collective strengths.”

During his time at Mercy, which began in 1993, Moskowitz served as vice president of strategic planning and corporate services, senior vice president of corporate strategy and executive vice preside before becoming its chief operating officer in 2008, according to the release.

Moskowitz oversaw the development of many programs and growth of the hospital during his tenure, including the Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine, The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy, the Institute for Cancer Care and the Posner Institute for Digestive Health, according to the release. 

Also, Mercy completed multiple facility upgrades in recent years, including the addition of the 120,000-square-foot Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center and the 700,000-square-foot replacement hospital facility at its downtown location, The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, which opened in December 2010.

Moskowitz takes over at Franklin Square 17 months after

“It is with great pride and excitement that I announce this appointment. Sam is an innovative leader who works exceptionally well with staff, physicians and the community,” said Carl Schindelar, MedStar Executive Vice President, Operations, Baltimore Region, in a statement, “I am confident that he will be a valuable member of the MedStar Health team.”

Buzz Beeler April 20, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Ron, you got that right. Franklin Square is about the size of a small country and they need a president. I can remember when my accident cases would be transported there it was just one building with the ER around back.


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