Power to Heal Campaign



In 2017, 3,788 associates, physicians, and board members chose to participate in philanthropy. More than $2.74 million in contributions were received from these individuals, benefiting our patients, their families and the communities we serve. Over $1.76 million was pledged to be paid in calendar year 2018 and beyond.

2,765 associates and physicians chose to make a philanthropic investment through the Giving 2017: The Power to Heal Campaign. Funds contributed went to support and enhance a variety of patient experience initiatives across MedStar Health.

Click here to learn about the projects and programs that we supported.

Gratitude has the Power to Heal

We will celebrate our growing culture of gratitude by creating awareness about philanthropy and how it can impact our patients and their families. Expressions of gratitude have been shown to increase positivity and happiness, deepening our relationships with one another.

Earlier this year, Grace was urgently admitted to the intensive care unit with a life threatening diagnosis.Grace’s care team was completely responsive and transparent, sharing the prognosis with her loved ones. Kim Lyons, her sister-in-law and medical professional, feels the communication and level of care is what set the doctors apart from any others she had dealt with before, “The critical care team was sincere, warm, respectful, compassionate... As I list these I admit, they seem small, yet again it is what certainly mattered to us.”

Kim reflects on Grace’s last days, Kim expresses how her and her family felt, “The critical care team embraced both our family and my sister-in-law. We were able to breathe easy knowing that we were in the right place.”



Watch Our Campaign Highlight and Thank You Video

Click here to see examples of how we made a difference.

View photos from the 2017 Power to Heal Campaign.

Grateful family member, Kim Lyons, is pictured with Manu Kaushal, MD, left, and Vineesha Arelli, MD, right

Ways to Participate

Choose the option that’s best for you.

  • One-year payroll deduction: begins on the next available pay date – minimum of $2 per pay period required.
  • One-time payroll deduction: total gift identified below will be deducted on the next available pay date - minimum of $5 total payroll deduction - please use the printable form.
  • One-time gift: credit card, cash, or check

Gifts of Gratitude

Make Your Gift in Gratitude to a Colleague!

Did you know gratitude has the Power to Heal? This is true for our patients, their families and even our associates. The Power to Heal campaign is your opportunity to make a gift in gratitude to an associate who has made an impact on you. Once a commitment is made, you will receive an email with the Gifts of Gratitude eCard where you can express your gratitude to your honoree with a personal note. If a gift has been made in your honor by a colleague on their commitment form, you will be notified after the campaign.

Choose to make a Gift of Gratitude online or via the printable commitment form today!

Participate Today!

A new commitment form must be submitted each year; please complete the online form:



Or download the printable version and return it via::

  • Email: [email protected].   
  • Mail to/Drop off: Attn: Claudia Martinez, Administration Department, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832

Additional Resources

Questions? Contact Jennifer Eubanks, senior philanthropy officer, at 301-570-7201 or via email at [email protected].