FAQs: Power to Heal Campaign

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Please review the Power to Heal Campaign Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 410-772-6670.

What is the purpose of the Power to Heal Campaign?

  • To enhance the understanding that gratitude positively impacts patient experience
  • To celebrate our growing culture of gratitude
  • To create awareness about philanthropy and how it can be meaningful for our patients and families
  • To invite all associates and physicians to discover their own power to heal

What is philanthropy?

In the simplest definition, the Greek word “philanthropy” means the love of humankind.

Across MedStar Health, gratitude and philanthropy go hand in hand. When patients and their families are grateful for the care they have received and want to make a difference for others in the future, they are actually expressing love for humankind (the definition of philanthropy).

At MedStar, our associates play a vital role in philanthropy—understanding how expressed gratitude can impact care in positive ways and how to respond when patients share gratitude and desire to further their thankfulness by becoming more involved.


Why is participation in this campaign important?

Every MedStar Health entity has a special culture with an emphasis on gratitude and philanthropy.

Participation in the Power to Heal Campaign isn’t just about making a philanthropic investment; it’s about becoming an advocate for philanthropy. Your participation in the campaign is a way for you to become part of our culture of gratitude and support MedStar’s mission of delivering exceptional patient-first healthcare through the latest medical advances and excellence in patient care, education and research.


How does my investment make a difference?

Your philanthropic investment supports patient experience initiatives at the entity of your choice. Each entity has a Patient Experience Fund that sustains a variety of initiatives aimed to enhance patient satisfaction.


"I am currently giving to the hospital, institute or entity—do I need to complete a new form for this year’s campaign?"

Yes, the Power to Heal Campaign is annual and a new commitment form must be completed each year.


How will payroll deduction work?

All payroll deduction pledge payments will begin on the next available pay period and be adjusted based on the number of pay periods left in the year. You will be able to view the deduction amount on your pay stub as well as your year-to-date contribution.

Choose Your Healing Power: If you are interested in payroll deduction, the chart below outlines suggested invested amounts.

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For any additional questions, please contact the philanthropy office at [email protected] or call 410-772-6670.