In 2017, 3,788 associates, physicians, and board members chose to participate in philanthropy. More than $2.74 million in contributions were received from these individuals, benefiting our patients, their families and the communities we serve. Over $1.76 million was pledged to be paid in calendar year 2018 and beyond.
2,765 associates and physicians chose to make a philanthropic investment through the Giving 2017: The Power to Heal Campaign. Funds contributed went to support and enhance a variety of patient experience initiatives across MedStar Health.
Click here to learn about the projects and programs that we supported.
Gratitude has the Power to Heal
We will celebrate our growing culture of gratitude by creating awareness about philanthropy and how it can impact our patients and their families. Expressions of gratitude have been shown to increase positivity and happiness, deepening our relationships with one another.
MedStar Institute for Innovation
MedStar Institute for Innovation’s Monthly All Minds Meetings (MAMM) are continuing on their sixth year of convening insightful speakers to cultivate ideas capable of improving patient experience across the system. Nicoleta Parau, Leatt Gilboa, and Jeff Collins are among the leaders who work together each month to bring about these beneficial meetings. "We’re grateful for the MAMM and the collaboration that it inspires each month. Thanks to everyone’s participation, the MAMM showcases powerful ways to help improve our patient experience through energetic innovation." Many of these meetings become a catalyst for a higher level of care, increasing patient gratefulness.
Angela Mulato (left), a patient of SiTEL's Bloodless Medicine Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, established an individualized care plan that ensured her medical needs were appropriately met.
"I’m thankful for all the help and care I received in the Bloodless Medicine program. They really saved my life. Without their organization, teamwork, and quick response times, I don’t think I would have been able to overcome this surgery," Officially in remission Angela has immense gratitude for her care team stating that she always felt comforted, relieved, safe, and that personal beliefs were respected.
Ways to Participate
Choose the option that’s best for you.
- One-year payroll deduction: begins on the next available pay date – minimum of $2 per pay period required
- One-time payroll deduction: total gift identified below will be deducted on the next available pay date – minimum of $5 total payroll deduction – please use printable form only
- One-time gift: credit card, cash, or check
Gifts of Gratitude
Make Your Gift in Gratitude to a Colleague!
Did you know gratitude has the Power to Heal? This is true for our patients, their families and even our associates. The Power to Heal campaign is your opportunity to make a gift in gratitude to an associate who has made an impact on you. Once a commitment is made, you will receive an email with the Gifts of Gratitude eCard where you can express your gratitude to your honoree with a personal note. If a gift has been made in your honor by a colleague on their commitment form, you will be notified after the campaign.
Choose to make a Gift of Gratitude online or via the printable commitment form today!
A new commitment form must be submitted each year; please complete the online form:
Or download the printable version and return it via:
- Email to [email protected]
- Mail to or Drop off at: Attn: Jean Sonni, 10980 Grantchester Way, 7th Floor-Philanthropy, Columbia, MD 21044
- Frequently Asked Questions – learn more about the Power to Heal Campaign.
Questions? Contact Jean Sonni, philanthropy engagement officer, at 410-772-6670 or via email at [email protected].