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2018 Report to the Community

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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.


Ken Samet 
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Kenneth A. Samet, FACHE
President and CEO


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

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 promote 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.

Health Professions Education 42.8%, Research 2.9%, Community Services 23.2%, Charity care and bad debt 31.0%

*Includes subsidies, community health improvement services, community building activities, financial contributions, and community benefit operations.

†Includes unfunded government-sponsored programs.

Board of directors

Corporate executives

For a list of the entire Leadership Team, visit MedStar Health Leadership.

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To learn more about MedStar Health programs and initiatives across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region that are contributing to healthier communities, contact Raquel Lamptey at 410-772-6910.