For more than 100 years, Washington Adventist Hospital has been committed to a mission of improving the health of our diverse community. We believe that everyone – insured, underinsured and uninsured – deserves access to quality health-care services.

It’s our priority to continue strengthening our efforts to expand access to care for those who need it most. One important way we work to fulfill this mission is through the charity, or free care, and community benefit we provide each year. This includes free programs and activities that provide treatment or promote health and wellness, serving to address important community needs through disease prevention and improvement of health status.

For example, Washington Adventist Hospital offers a variety of annual public events such as free cancer and vascular screenings, free flu shot clinics and health education seminars. Our valuable partnerships with community-based organizations allow us to expand the reach of our charity care and bring vital health-care services directly to underserved populations.

We were honored to be listed by the Baltimore Business Journal as the only Maryland hospital in the Top 5 Most Charitable Hospital for both the percentage of operating expenses (13.4 percent) and the amount of money ($30 million) spent on these programs.

Check out photos below from a few of our past community events!


Interested in attending an upcoming event? Make sure to stop by the Washington Adventist Hospital booth for free health information and screenings at the Takoma Park Folk Festival  on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Takoma Park Middle School.

You can find a full list of upcoming events at

Learn more about Washington Adventist Hospital’s charity care in Adventist HealthCare’s 2012-2013 report to the community.