2018 Report to the Community
Our Commitment to Advancing Community Health

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

For more than 20 years, the commitment MedStar Health has had to our communities remains unwavered. The importance of our communities is evident in our longstanding mission to serve our patients and those who care for them. Thanks to new care delivery models, technological advancements, and enhanced access to care, the ways in which we support and serve our communities continue to evolve.

Together with our community partners, trusted providers, and associates, we work to achieve better health through better care, especially across our underserved communities that have been affected by disease, health disparities, and socioeconomic barriers to optimal health. Community education and engagement are critical to delivering this goal and promise.

The 2018 Report to the Community highlights the components of our mission-driven journey to advance health through population health management programs, including a mobile medical clinic that treats children throughout underserved communities, as well as the implementation of a new primary care screening program designed to address the substance abuse epidemic. A safety and wellness program for children helps create and cultivate independence and self-care at a young age, while providing peace of mind for working and single parents. Through chronic disease management programs, patients gain control of their own health and wellness, and a jobs workforce program benefits both patients and health advocates who reside in the neighborhoods they serve.

We are privileged to continue our critical commitment to our communities each year and every day. With your continued partnership, we will advance health and strengthen the communities where we live, work, and serve—for another 20 years.



Kenneth A. Samet, President and CEO of MedStar Health

Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
President and CEO

Dr. Stephen R.T. Evans, Executive VP, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of MedStar Health

Stephen R.T. Evans, MD
Executive Vice President
Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

Stories of Our Work in the Community

Throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar Health works with communities to increase healthcare access and education. Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of all residents.

Building Strength and Independence for Patients With Physical Impairments
MedStar Health Adaptive Sports and Fitness program is improving strength, muscle endurance, functional abilities, and confidence for participants with neurological impairments resulting from spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.
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Helping Patients With Needs That Extend Beyond Hospital Doors
MedStar Health community health advocates are helping patients address critical social needs that negatively impact overall health, such as utility assistance, food, transportation, stable housing, and drug counseling.
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Helping Children Stay Safe While Home Alone
MedStar Health Home Alone program provides participants with useful tips to be safe at home when there is no adult supervision.
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Offering College Students Convenient Access to Quality Health Care Right on Campus
MedStar Health is partnering with St. Mary's College of Maryland to improve access to care and services in St. Mary’s County.
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Bringing Expert Medical Advice to Community Members Where They Work and Live
MedStar Health is increasing knowledge and awareness of managing health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease among community members.
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Joining Forces to Improve the Well-Being of the City’s Most Vulnerable Children
MedStar Health is partnering with CVS Health to provide medical care to children in Wards 6, 7, and 8, at no direct cost to their families.
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Encouraging Better Health in the Community Through Happy Hour
MedStar Health is helping community members learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and lower risks that negatively impact health.
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Addressing the Substance Abuse Epidemic Through Primary Care Visits
Medical residents are learning to address substance abuse issues for patients in primary care settings.
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Using Real-Time Technology to Help Patients Control Type 2 Diabetes
MedStar Health Diabetes Pathway program is providing patients with education and hands-on support to control their diabetes.
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2018 Community Benefit Contribution: $344.2M

Each year, MedStar Health contributes more than $300 million in community benefit services to improve the health of our communities. Community benefit services are programs or activities that provide treatment or promotes health and healing as a response to identified community needs. From delivering community health improvement programs to providing care for those who cannot afford to pay, conducting research to advance health and educating the next generation of health professionals, MedStar Health is dedicated to meeting community needs.

* Includes unfunded government-sponsored programs.
† Includes subsidies, community health improvement services, community building activities, financial contributions and community benefit operations.

Board of Directors

Rosie Allen-Herring
President and Chief Executive Officer
United Way of the National Capital Area
Anthony J. Buzzelli
(Vice Chair)
Vice Chairman
Deloitte (Retired)
William Couper
Retired President
MidAtlantic - Bank of America
Leigh Ann Curl, MD
Chief of Orthopaedics
MedStar Harbor Hospital
James A. D’Orta, MD
IMC, Inc.
John J. DeGioia, PhD
Georgetown University
Marc N. Duber
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The Bernstein Companies
Eben D. Finney, III
Brown Advisory, LLC
Mark T. Jensen
Bowie & Jensen, LLC
Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Danaher Corporation
Christopher G. Kalhorn, MD, FACS, FAANS
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Epilepsy Surgery, Functional Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Vincent J. Martorana, DPM
Section Chief, Podiatric Surgery
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
William J. Oetgen, MD, MBA, FACC, FACP (Chair)
Executive Vice President, Science & Quality, Education and Publications, American College of Cardiology, and Clinical Professor of Medicine
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Robert B. Ourisman
Ourisman Automotive
Gregory S. Proctor, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.
William R. Roberts
(Past Chair)
President and Chief Executive Officer
WR Roberts Company
Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
MedStar Health
Allen J. Taylor, MD, FACC, FAHA
Chief of Cardiology, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center


Kenneth A Samet, FACHE
President and CEO
Michael J. Curran
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
M. Joy Drass, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Stephen R. T. Evans, MD
Executive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
Oliver M. Johnson II
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Kevin P. Kowalski
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategy
Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Jennie P. McConagha
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Susan K. Nelson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Eric R. Wagner
Executive Vice President, Insurance and Diversified Operations
Loretta Young Walker
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer