MedStar Health is a $3.9 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of nine hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. As the area's largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with more than 26,000 associates and 5,300 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. We prove this with more than 160,000 inpatient admissions and nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits each year.
MedStar Health associates proudly serve a half-million patients annually, and our employee satisfaction exceeds the national average for healthcare and Fortune 500 high-performing companies, which translates into a workforce dedicated to providing the highest quality care to the communities we serve. We contribute approximately $111 million in payroll tax to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia each year, and believe in re-investing in our associates through professional development programs, such as the Executive Development Institute and the John L. Green Generation of Leadership Scholarship Program. Additionally, MedStar Health provides more than $260 million in charity care and community benefit on an annual basis.
MedStar Health's areas of clinical excellence include cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology services, rehabilitation, neurosciences, orthopedic surgery, women's services, and emergency and trauma services. We have comprehensive services including primary, urgent and subacute care, medical education and research. Our other health-related services include assisted living, home health and long-term care. We also operate nursing homes, senior housing, adult day care, rehabilitation and ambulatory centers, as well as maintain MedStar Physician Partners, a comprehensive physician network in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region.