Power to Heal Campaign

Power to Heal Campaign

MedStar Health's Giving: The Power to Heal Campaign invites associates and physicians to invest through philanthropy and support patient experience initiatives across the system.

View photos from the 2017 Power to Heal Campaign.

A Focus on Patient Experience

Our focus this year is to support, enhance, and sustain a variety of patient experience initiatives across MedStar Health.

In collaboration with leadership and the Power to Heal Campaign Committee, specific initiatives have been developed to enhance the experience of our patients and their families. At MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, commitments invested in the Outpatient initiative support patient transportation to and from therapy appointments at various ambulatory sites. The Inpatient initiative benefits renovations in our Independence Square rehabilitation area, where we seek to improve the space for our patients’ therapy needs. 

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.

MedStar NRH Inpatient

After twenty years of back pain, John Chance, grateful patient, was ready to try yet another surgery in attempts to repair what others could not. The surgery was a success, but John still faced a difficult road to recovery.

It was during his rehabilitation at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital that he met Jason Christian, PT, DPT, physical therapist, one of several outstanding team members on his care team. It was Jason who helped John overcome his most daunting rehabilitative challenge: the many steps in the hospital’s Victory Garden. With this victory over his personal Everest behind him, John is now looking ahead to a brighter future without chronic back pain. "I just want to give others facing a difficult situation a little hope—and to say thank you to MedStar NRH for giving me back my life.”

MedStar NRH Outpatient

Eighteen years ago, Mark Musselman, PT, Clinical Director of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network at Perry Hall, hired Debbie Conley, office supervisor of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network’s Lutherville Sports, to work in the White Marsh Outpatient Clinic of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. When Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, it was a personal experience for Mark, who had recently lost his sister to breast cancer. He and other Team Members from their clinic immediately extended their support, providing regular dinners for her family, pitching in for gift cards and lots of hugs. When the request for Paid Time Off was made, she reached her needed amount in only two hours due to the generosity of the NRH network team.

“Never underestimate the healing power of a smile, hug, or kind word. Going through a scary diagnosis brought us closer together and made us stronger. My coworkers became my family,” Debbie shares. After chemotherapy and several surgeries, Debbie is now cancer free!

Watch Our Campaign Highlight and Thank You Video

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




Grateful patient, John Joseph Chance, right, is pictured with his former Physical Therapist, Jason Christian, PT, DPT

Debbie Conley, Office Supevisor of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network's Lutherville Sports, is pictured with Mark Musselman, PT, Clinical Director of MedStar Nation Rehabilitation Network at Perry Hall

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: 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 printable form only.
  • 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 to [email protected].
  • Drop off at MedStar NRH Administration on the Ground Floor (across the dining room).
  • Mail to 102 Irving St., NW Washington, DC 20010.
  • Fax to 202-829-5161.

Additional Resources

Questions? Contact Sooji Choi, philanthropy officer, at 202-877-1774 or via email at [email protected].