MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named the Most Socially Responsible Hospital in the District

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is again the most socially responsible hospital in Washington, D.C. and is among the best in the nation, according to the Lown Institute, an independent think tank. It is ranked #1 in D.C., and is one of 154 hospitals to earn Honor Roll status with “A” grades in all top categories: Social Responsibility, Equity, Value, and Outcomes — key performance metrics that contribute to the overall rating.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Recognized Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart and Vascular Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again been recognized as one of the top 50 cardiovascular centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals.” MedStar Washington’s Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery program is tied for the No. 33 spot nationwide in this year’s rankings by U.S. News. It is the only nationally recognized heart and vascular program of its kind in the Washington region. MedStar Washington was also rated as high performing in two adult specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Geriatrics and 15 common procedures or conditions.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Named the Most Socially and Racially Responsible Hospital in the District

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the most socially responsible hospital in Washington, D.C. and is among the top in the nation, according to the Lown Institute. The 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index evaluated more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide, and MedStar Washington ranked #1 in D.C. and is among 54 U.S. hospitals to earn Honor Roll status with “A” grades in all top categories: Social Responsibility, Health Equity, Value of Care, and Patient Outcomes. It also named MedStar Washington the most racially inclusive hospital in the District.

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Thomas MacGillivray, MD, has been elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Dr. MacGillivray is the physician executive director of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Health and chairman of Cardiac Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Opens Biocontainment Unit to Care for Patients Who Contract Highly Infectious Diseases

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has opened a new state-of-the-art Biocontainment Unit (BCU) to care for patients who contract highly infectious diseases. Located near the Emergency Room, the new multi-purpose 15-bed unit will be used primarily for observation and flexed for respiratory isolation and further flexed to care for patients with highly contagious conditions, such as Ebola.

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Performs its 1,000th Laser Procedure Milestone for Burn Scars

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has performed its 1,000th laser scar revision procedure. As the Washington region’s only Burn Center, it is the only facility in the Washington, D.C., area with the specialized laser equipment and expertise to treat hypertrophic scars caused by burns.

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Celebrates 50 Years of Pioneering, Innovative Burn Care

The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center admitted its first patient on July 13, 1972. And for a half-century, the Burn Center has provided groundbreaking surgical, critical, and rehabilitative care that has benefited many individuals across the Washington metropolitan region, including firefighters, members of law enforcement, and 10 people injured during the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Top 50 for Heart Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again achieved national ranking for Cardiology & Heart Surgery in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It moved up to No. 28, from No. 30 last year. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington metropolitan area. MedStar Washington also earned “high performing” ratings in cancer, gastroenterology & GI surgery, Urology, and in 12 common procedures and conditions.

MedStar Health offers the first FDA approved treatment for long-standing, persistent atrial fibrillation

Two MedStar Health hospitals are now offering an FDA-approved treatment for patients who have had persistent atrial fibrillation for more than a year. The Hybrid AF™ Convergent Therapy is available both at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Named Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been named among the nation’s top heart hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Its Cardiology and Heart Surgery program climbed to #30, up seven from last year’s “Best Hospitals” rankings. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington region.

Generous Philanthropic Gift Establishes New Cardio-Oncology Fellowship Program

A generous philanthropic gift has made it possible to establish a new Cardio-Oncology Fellowship Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The J.D. Murphy Jr. Cardio-Oncology Fellowship program will be funded with a $500,000 gift from philanthropist Genevieve Murphy. The post-graduate training program is one of only a handful nationwide designed to train the next generation of cardio-oncology leaders.

In Gratitude for Lifesaving Stroke Treatment, Financial Services CEO Gifts $4 Million to MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Health announces a generous gift of $4 million from philanthropists Amy and Alan Meltzer. Mr. Meltzer is CEO and Founder of the NFP | The Meltzer Group, a Bethesda, Md.-based insurance brokerage firm. The gift will support research, training and new technology acquisition for the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Earns Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

The Comprehensive Stroke Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center again has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association with its 2020
2020 Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke SM Honor Roll Elite, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Awards.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Again Ranks Among Top U.S. Hospitals for Cardiovascular Care

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has again been recognized as one of the top 50 cardiovascular centers in the country. The Hospital Center’s Cardiology and Heart Surgery program moved up four spots from last year’s survey, to No. 37, in the 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. It also received the highest rating possible in aortic valve surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

13 Patients Receive New Hearts During COVID-19 Pandemic

While some hospitals paused or reduced organ transplants, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center performed a record number of heart transplants during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and May, 13 patients received new hearts–-more than double MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s typical volumes.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Now Offering Novel Robotic Platform to Diagnose Lung Conditions

MedStar Washington Hospital Center physicians are using a new innovation designed to help diagnose small peripheral lung nodules with greater precision and accuracy. Auris Health’s Monarch™ Platform offers a flexible robotic endoscope that doctors use to navigate deep into the lungs and obtain tissue samples for biopsy to determine if lung disease or cancer is present.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Medical-Surgical Unit Receives AMSN PRISM Award® for Exemplary Practice

The 5E Medical Oncology/Hematology Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received the prestigious AMSN PRISM Award®, an honor recognizing exceptional nursing practice, leadership, and outcomes in hospital medical-surgical units. The award, which stands for “Premier Recognition In the Specialty of Med-Surg,” is the first of its kind honoring med-surg nursing units in the United States and internationally.