Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Power to Heal Campaign

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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.


Watch Our Campaign Highlight and Thank You Video

Click here to see examples of how we made a difference.

View photos from the 2017 Power to Heal Campaign.

Gratitude has the Power to Heal

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Key Monthly All Minds Meeting (MAMM) coordinators, left to right, Leatt Gilboa, Project Manager; Jeff Collins, Administrative Director and Director of External Alliances; Nicoleta Parau, Business Manager

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.

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Bloodless Medicine program beneficiary, Angela Mulato, left, is pictured with Lindsay Williams, Manager, Instructional Design

MedStar SiTEL

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!

Participate 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

Additional Resources

Questions? Contact Jean Sonni, philanthropy engagement officer, at 410-772-6670 or via email at [email protected].