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.
Oliver Williams outlived his first left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a kind of artificial heart pump, defying the difficult odds of his medical condition. Upon receiving his second LVAD, Jennifer Laughton, RN, was assigned as his home health care manager. “When Jennifer visits my home, she checks my blood, makes sure I am eating the right things and helps me make smart choices for my LVAD. Her visits are something I look forward to every week. I’m forever grateful. She’s saved my life, more than once!” Oliver is incredibly thankful, not just for the care he receives from Jennifer, but for their invaluable friendship.
Tom Stoner found out that due to an unforeseen severity in his knee injury his rehabilitation post-surgery would be longer than expected. “I woke up from surgery with a large cast and long road to recovery. Kim helped me stand up and face the challenging steps in front of me. She encouraged me to overcome the physical and mental hurdles by helping me focus on achieving my daily goals.” Kim Robrecht, MPT, stepped in during week one of post-operative care and helped motivate Tom throughout his recovery. Grateful for Kim’s care, Tom has achieved many of his personal goals and hopes to soon return to competitive croquet.
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 the printable form.
- 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 gift form and return it via:
- Email to [email protected].
- Mail to Carrie Koenig, located at 7379 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075.
- Fax to 410-540-4560.
Frequently Asked Questions – learn more about the Power to Heal Campaign.
Questions? Contact Carrie Koenig, vice president of Patient Experience and Communication, at 410-540-4634 or via email at [email protected].
Watch Our Campaign Highlight and Thank You Video