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

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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The patient care space on the campus of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital is open. It provides innovative patient and family centered care to those living with multiple complex chronic conditions. It features 16 modern exam rooms, each equipped with team meeting space, the program represents our innovative approach to coordinated specialty care managed by an intensive core medical team.

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The Health Economics and Aging Research (H.E.A.R.) Institute at MedStar Health, located adjacent to the Collaborative Care Program, conducts research designed to evaluate the program’s patient outcomes–adjusting services and refining the care model. Patients cared for through this program are faced with multiple complex chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The H.E.A.R Institute supports research exploring how healthcare delivery innovations of today will become a part of tomorrow’s routine care for all patients.


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

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Investing in the Future

We are grateful for the generous philanthropic partners whose support has fueled the development of these impactful initiatives to help provide better care for the community. This important work does not stop with what has already been achieved. Medical professionals and patients understand that these programs must continue to advance and grow to meet community health needs. Philanthropic investments remain critical to fulfilling this mission, providing opportunities to continue advancing these innovative programs forward while also defining a new future for impacting the healthcare needs of the community.

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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, via phone at 443-444-4256 or via email at kristi.rasmussen@medstar.net.