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2021 Report to the Community

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Our commitment to advancing community health


Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Serving the needs of our communities is at the core—and the heart—of our MedStar Health mission. Throughout the global pandemic, this commitment has become an even more critical imperative. The ongoing healthcare crisis further spotlights health disparities and the urgent needs of those impacted by sociocultural and economic barriers to optimal health. With safety at the forefront, we are leveraging technology and innovation to expand access to quality care across and beyond our hospitals, ambulatory and urgent care locations, telehealth, and home care services, to serve our community members when and where they need it.

Our duty of service extends to community partnerships, education and programs that promote prevention, awareness and wellness. At MedStar Health, we welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with our communities to enhance health outcomes, reduce health inequities and create lasting solutions that serve the needs of generations to come.

The 2021 Report to the Community illustrates innovative and alternative access to care, including a first of its kind Mobile Health Center that brings vaccinations, urgent care, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing and education, and physicals to our most underserved communities. Advancing access to preventive care is a key strategy to improved health outcomes, reflecting the goals of a diabetes prevention program, early cancer screenings through house calls and real-time crisis response services for mental health emergencies. From leveraging advanced technology to incorporate social needs screenings in patient intake processes and refer patients to important community services, to increasing awareness of sun safety and protection, we continue to prioritize holistic wellness essential to community health.

We remain grateful for your collaboration and trust in MedStar Health and our ability to deliver our promise, It's how we treat people—to all people. While this moment and our mutual demands remain unprecedented, with your partnership, we will continue to advance health, support well-being and create a healthier and equitable path forward.


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

2021 community benefit contribution:

In Fiscal Year 2021, MedStar Health contributed $399 million to programs and services that improve the health of our communities and increase access to health care. Services include teaching the next generation of health professionals, providing care for those who cannot afford to pay, conducting research and providing testing and vaccination events allowing our communities to withstand and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

†Includes unfunded government-sponsored programs.

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

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To learn more about MedStar Health’s programs and initiatives across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region that are contributing to healthier communities, visit MedStarHealth.org/Community Health or email communityhealth@medstar.net.