Community Health Event Participation Request

Thank you for considering MedStar Washington Hospital Center as your community partner. We truly value the work of community-based organizations to build healthier communities. As part of our mission, MedStar Washington Hospital Center supports a wide range of professional and not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to provide health education and health promotion. The following describes our participation guidelines and approval process.

Community Participation Guidelines

Preference will be given to those requests that provide health improvement outcomes.

Consideration for participation will be dependent on the following:

  • Support of health and wellness to benefit the underserved and underinsured
  • Alignment with our mission, vision and strategic priorities (MWHC CHNA) , some of which include chronic disease management, access to mental and behavioral health services, sepsis education, among others
  • Support of our target communities in Washington DC Wards 5, 7 and 8

Approval Process

  • All organizations must complete the online request form below
  • Requests must be submitted at least three (3) months in advance of the event
  • Please note: This application is not for grant or advertising requests

Please be advised that we are unable to fulfill every request, even if the organization meets the above criteria.


Community Health

Partnering with our communities to improve health

Community Health is dedicated to improving the health of our communities through partnerships, and the delivery of accessible care, evidence-based education and wellness services. Classes and services are designed to provide information and resources for informed health decisions. Learn how to submit a community event participation request.

Community Health Publications

MedStar Washington Hospital Center releases a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years, along with an annual Report to the Community. Learn more about these publications.

Community Health Programs

MedStar Washington Hospital Center works with several partners to address the health of community members and bring resources to those in need. Community Health provides several programs to address identified health priorities, including management of chronic disease. Learn more about these programs.

Read more about MedStar Washington Hospital Center's 340B program.

Have further questions? Please contact [email protected]

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Scalise Update




Condition Update on Congressman Steve Scalise

June 15, 2017, 8:10 pm

Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours.  The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. At the request of the family, we will continue to provide periodic updates.

June 14, 2017, 8:15 pm 

Congressman Steve Scalise sustained a single rifle shot to the left hip. The bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding. He was transported in shock to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level I Trauma Center.  He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding.  He has received multiple units of blood transfusion. His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations.  We will provide periodic updates.


Dedication of the First Heart & Vascular Hospital in the Nation's Capital


Thomas Cook has lived 27 years with another man’s heart and is among the longest surviving heart transplant recipients on record.
D.C.-based builder Alberto Gomez has reason to celebrate not one but two birthdays: the day he was born and the day he received a donor heart.
First father, then son. Dual heart transplants have given Roger and Gerard Folly their second chances. These patients and others will return to
MedStar Washington Hospital Center on June 16, to help dedicate the first and only heart and vascular hospital in the nation’s capital.
The Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital, which is part of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, will fully open in July
on the campus of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which has been on the forefront of providing
the most advanced cardiovascular care in the Washington region for nearly 60 years.


Thursday, June 16, 2016, starting at 6 p.m
6 pm: Reception
7 pm: Program & Ribbon Cutting
7:30 pm: Tours


MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 


Stuart F. Seides, MD, physician executive director, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
Jorge Garcia, MD, former chief, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Patients will be available for interviews.
**Tours of the new hospital will be offered.


To attend the dedication event or for more information, please contact:
Sylvia Ballinger (202) 877-7072 or So Young Pak (202) 877-2748.