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Kidney Transplant Coordinator Julie Haimes Recognized for Always Putting Patients First

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Honors Haimes with Prestigious “Patient First Award”

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 23, 2014–It has been an extraordinary month for Beltsville, Md.,-resident Julie Haimes, PA-C. As a kidney transplant coordinator at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Haimes has touched thousands of lives over the years, and was recently honored with the “Patient First Award” from Hospital Center President John Sullivan, for her commitment to providing exceptional quality, safety and service to transplant patients. “I have always wanted to work in healthcare and this job is truly a good fit for me,” said Haimes. “I appreciate this kind gesture, but the joy for me is helping patients get their life back.” Haimes has worked at the Hospital Center for more than 25 years. As a pre-transplant coordinator, she has evaluated, assessed and offered critical educational assistance to thousands of patients in the D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. Last month, Haimes received the 2014 Renal Professional of the Year Award from the National Kidney Foundation for her exemplary work.

About MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for the most complex tertiary services. It consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals as recognized by U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital Center is a respected top facility in the area of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology. It operates MedSTAR, one of the country’s top shock-trauma and medevac programs, and also operates the region’s only adult burn center.