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Heart Surgery Program Earns Top Quality Rating

  Washington, D.C., February 12, 2018 – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s cardiac surgery program has earned the highest quality rating of three stars from the prestigious Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), placing it once again among the top surgical heart programs in the nation. MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, headquartered at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, received the highest, three-star rating in all three ranked categories: coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement (AVR) and combined AVR + CABG. It’s an achievement shared by an elite group of less than five percent of cardiac surgery centers in the U.S.…

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Flu Season Visitor Policy

An important reminder during this flu season.  Washington, D.C., January 26, 2018 - To help protect our patients, visitors, and employees, we ask that visitors not bring children under the age of 14 to the hospital. This flu season is challenging, and our young visitors and patients are especially vulnerable. Thank you for your cooperation.   About MedStar Washington Hospital Center: MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation’s capital, among the 100 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for treating the most…

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Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Babyscripts Remotely Monitors Pregnant Patients and Provides Real-time Feedback and Intervention  Washington, D.C., January 11, 2018 – A new mobile app is changing how expectant mothers are receiving prenatal care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Midwives at the Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts™ app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience for their maternity patients. Mothers enrolled in the program receive weekly educational updates tailored to their gestational period through the mobile app. The moms also track their weight and blood…

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Pathway to Excellence® Designation

First Acute Care Facility in the District to Achieve DesignationWashington, D.C., October 19, 2017 – MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first acute care hospital in the nation’s capital to achieve the prestigious Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. The designation identifies the Hospital Center as one of the best places for nurses to work. The Pathway to Excellence designation is granted only to hospitals that have created a work environment where nurses’ contributions are valued, professional development is supported, and nurses are integral to decision-making. “We are extremely proud…

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