Mark understands how a hospital runs and what the people go through on a day-to-day basis. It’s invaluable experience to MedStar at the corporate level.
Towson, MD (Vocus) September 27, 2010
Bowie & Jensen, a leading Maryland business law firm, today announced the appointment of Mark Jensen to the Board of Directors of the MedStar Health System. Mr. Jensen served on the Board of Union Memorial Hospital, part of the MedStar Health System, for nine years, just completing a three-year term as the Board’s Chairman. Mr. Jensen is a co-founder of Bowie & Jensen and leads the firm’s transactional department. He has received numerous legal awards and most recently was named to SmartCEO’s legal elite.
“Mark brings nine years of depth and experience to the MedStar board,” said Brad Chambers, President of Union Memorial Hospital. “Mark understands how a hospital runs and what the people go through on a day-to-day basis. It’s invaluable experience to MedStar at the corporate level.”
MedStar Health is a $3.8 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of nine hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. As the Mid-Atlantics’ largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with more than 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians.
At Bowie & Jensen, Mr. Jensen focuses his practice on the representation of small businesses, privately held companies of all sizes, entrepreneurs and professionals, drawing on his personal experience and professional training to identify goals and develop strategies and tactics to achieve them. The combination of hospital, legal and business experience made him the perfect choice for the MedStar Board.
“Mark provided invaluable leadership at Union Memorial but his true legacy will be his commitment to quality,” Chambers said. “Mark did not use the word “quality” loosely. “As a Board Member and ultimately the Board President he asked the question ‘how do you know that you are a quality hospital?” then asked us prove it with consistent data over time.”
“His leadership earned Union Memorial the Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for Quality Improvement four years in a row. No other hospital in the state has received the award four years in a row,” Chambers added.
Mr. Jensen is the grandson of Danish immigrant farmers and the son of a small business man. He grew up in Minnesota working in his father’s retail store and made his way through college (Hamline University B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980) and law school (State University of New York at Buffalo J.D., 1985; visiting student for three semesters at University of Maryland School of Law). Since 1992, Mr. Jensen has worked with Robert R. Bowie, Jr. and their colleagues to build Bowie & Jensen, LLC. His background and experience in small business allows Mr. Jensen to bring a unique perspective to the representation of small businesses, private companies, entrepreneurs and professionals.
“Mark’s leadership experience will be a valuable asset to MedStar,” said Robert R. Bowie Jr. “His broad financial and general management expertise will be an invaluable asset to the Board.”
Mr. Jensen is committed to public service. In addition to his role as the Chairman of the Board at Union Memorial Hospital, he chaired the UMH Strategic Planning Committee, served on the Professional Practice and Quality Oversight Committee (which he and chaired), Risk Management Committee, and Hospital Leadership Committee and was during his term an invited guest at the Medical Executive Committee meetings. He served on the MedStar Strategic Planning Committee and the MedStar Investment Committee as well as the Union Memorial Foundation Board and the Maryland Hospital Association Council on Clinical and Quality Issues Committee.
About Bowie & Jensen
Bowie & Jensen is a Maryland-based law firm with attorneys representing clients around the world. Bowie & Jensen focuses on Business Litigation, Business Transactions, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Estates & Trusts, Tax and Construction Law. For more information on Bowie & Jensen, please visit http://www.bowie-jensen.com.
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