Patient information guide
Welcome to one of the country’s top hospitals with the area’s most experienced healthcare professional. We strive to provide superior care to you and to serve you and your family with dignity and respect.
Here are some more documents and forms you may need to reference during your treatment at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Patient rights and responsibilities
MedStar Washington Hospital Center wants you to receive quality care. As a patient at the Hospital Center, it is important to understand that you have both rights and responsibilities. This summary of patients’ rights and responsibilities describes how you can participate in receiving quality care. Complete information regarding your rights and responsibilities is available from the John J. Lynch, MD Center for Ethics at 202-877-0246.
Feel free to discuss this list with your doctor or the nurse manager on your unit. If you have further questions, call the Patient Advocate line at 202-877-4YOU (202-877-4968), TDD Relay Number 711. If you have any concerns about patient care or safety in the hospital that have not been addressed by hospital management, you may report those concerns to The Joint Commission by calling 1-800-994-6610. To report discrimination concerns, please call 202-877-0064.