Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Among MedStar Health’s greatest priorities is enhancing patient access to high quality care throughout our communities. With community support, we are expanding our hospitals, building new multi-specialty care locations, and have opened convenient MedStar Health Urgent Care locations to meet the urgent needs of our busy patients. Through technology and innovation, we are also bringing care to patients through telehealth and house call services for those who cannot travel to a care location.
Our goal is simple: Better care leads to better health, especially across our underserved communities affected by health disparities and socioeconomic barriers to optimal health. We believe improved access to care can help address the most pressing health conditions facing our community. However, community partnerships, new and alternative approaches to care delivery, and education and awareness are essential components of a robust pathway to better health.
The 2017 MedStar Health Report to the Community highlights the progress of this mission-driven journey, including evidence-based chronic disease management programs conducted in the community, population health management initiatives targeting high risk groups, including the elderly and those suffering from addiction, and work to advance health equity and cultural competency for all patients. These efforts support our vision to advance health for our patients, their families and the communities where we live, work and serve.
Thank you for your partnership as we navigate this journey to better health. With improved health comes enhanced possibilities for a stronger future, and a stronger community benefits all of us.
Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
President and CEO