Please watch this video about MedStar Washington Hospital Center,
the Area's Most Experienced Hospital.
Fiscal Year 2012 Statistics
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed,
major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private
hospital in the nation's capital and among the 50 largest
hospitals in the nation. Founded in 1958, when three specialty
hospitals merged to form a single institution, the hospital
offers primary, secondary and tertiary health services to adult
and neonatal patients. It shares a 47-acre campus with three
medical facilities in Northwest Washington, D.C.
During fiscal year 2012 (FY12), the hospital had 409,517
outpatient and 41,127 inpatient visits, as well as 3,567 births.
Regional medical facilities referred nearly 9,300 of their most
complicated medical cases to the Hospital Center during that
time. The Hospital Center has one the region's most experienced
medical/dental and surgical staffs, numbering 1,439 physicians,
many of whom are involved in 400 clinical research trials
currently underway. Its 29 clinical residency and fellowship
programs attract nearly 350 medical students annually.
MedStar Heart Institute, headquartered at the Hospital Center, is
a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of
cardiovascular disease, and is consistently recognized by
U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's "Best
Hospitals" for cardiology and heart surgery. FY12 volumes
included 8,262 inpatient cardiac admissions, 11,860
electrophysiology procedures, and 1,624 cardiac surgeries.
Volumes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous
coronary intervention are among the highest in the nation,
according to UHC's Clinical Data Base. The Hospital Center's
Ventricular Assist Device program is the only facility in
Washington accredited by The Joint Commission.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also a respected top
facility in the Washington region in the areas of cancer,
diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics,
gynecology, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology.
The Hospital Center's Primary Stroke Center, the first stroke
program in the area accredited by The Joint Commission, admitted
748 patients in FY12. Through its affiliation with the National
Institutes of Health Stroke Center, the hospital's stroke
neurologists have access to leading-edge research protocols not
available at other hospitals.
Comprehensive cancer care makes MedStar Washington Hospital
Center the preferred treatment facility for cancer patients
compared to any other program in the nation's capital. In FY12,
the Hospital Center had 86,206 outpatient visits, diagnosed 2,375
new cancer cases and treated 20,205 patients in its Center for
Breast Health. The Hospital Center provides the full range of
medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical services, as
well as access to leading-edge clinical trials, patient and
family counseling, cancer education and community outreach
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute's kidney and pancreas
transplantation programs, located both at MedStar Washington
Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, are
among the largest on the East Coast, with outcomes consistently
exceeding the national average. During this fiscal year, 68
kidney transplants and three kidney/pancreas transplants were
performed at the Hospital Center.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center's most far-reaching presence
is MedSTAR Transport. The air ambulance service has carried
55,224 patients since its inception in 1983, and in FY12, flew
1,790 helicopter missions. The MedSTAR Trauma program is one of
the nation's most advanced level I shock/trauma units as verified
by the American College of Surgeons. In this year, there were
2,587 trauma admissions and 91,258 Emergency Department visits,
which included 22,581 patient admissions. Its adult burn center,
recognized as a national model in burn care therapies and the
region's only adult facility, treated 412 patients.
The Hospital Center is committed to providing care to the
underserved in its community. In FY12, the hospital provided $114
million in unsponsored care, a combination of $30.2 million in
charity care and $83.8 million in bad debt.