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.

During a routine mammogram, Valerie Calhoun’s doctor discovered a tumor and she was immediately referred to MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s breast surgeon, Ekaterini V. Tsiapali, MD. Upon diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer, Valerie went on to face the difficult life challenges of a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. Through each step of the process, Valerie felt encouraged by her care team who helped her to remain in good spirits.

When returning for her regular check-up, Valerie stated, “I’m telling you, this journey has been awesome, because of the entire staff.  Dr. Tsiapali’s bedside manner is the greatest; she takes time and explains everything. I’m just so grateful.” Last year, Valerie was declared cancer-free and is thankful for the team that saved her.


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.


Patient Valerie Calhoun pictured with her breast surgeon, Ekaterini Tsiapali, MD.

Ways to Participate

  • 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 via:

    • Email to [email protected]
    • Drop off in the hospital’s Marketing Department on the ground floor
    • Mail to 7503 Surratts Road, Clinton, MD 20735 with “Attn: Marketing Department”
    • Fax to 301-868-3197 

Additional Resources

Frequently Asked Questions – learn more about the Power to Heal Campaign at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Richardson, director of marketing and community relations, at 301-877-5700 or via email at [email protected].