The Health Economics and Aging Research (H.E.A.R.) Institute

 

 

 

We turn our compassionate expertise in medicine and research into care that focuses on the dignity and well-being of older adults. Our experts positively impact patients through the management of chronic conditions, prevention of disease, and promotion of healthy aging.

A vision developed by Dana H. Frank, MD, chairman of medicine at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, the Health Economics and Aging Research (H.E.A.R.) Institute, embarks to change the care experience for some of our most vulnerable patients.

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We will implement research-proven best practices to transform elder care through the H.E.A.R. Institute, which will be located within the Collaborative Care program at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Through the support, evaluation, and discoveries of the H.E.A.R. Institute, this program will provide integrated specialty and behavioral health care. Patients cared for through this program are faced with multiple complex chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Pictured below is the new Collaborative Care program at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.

Investing in the Future

 MedStar Health seeks to raise $2 million in philanthropic investments to bring the H.E.A.R. Institute fully to fruition.These crucial funds will help continue to build the team by supporting expert research scientists and analysts with expertise in clinical informatics, biostatistics, community-based participatory research, health economics, and implementation science.

Partner With Us

To learn how you can partner with us, please contact Kristi Rasmussen, CFRE, vice president for philanthropy at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, at 443-444-4256 or via email at [email protected].