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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Earns Prestigious "Baby-Friendly" Designation

Washington, D.C., July 17, 2017 – MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received prestigious international recognition as a designated Baby-Friendly hospital, from Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. The organization’s Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is part of a global program of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund that seeks to improve breastfeeding rates while encouraging mother-infant bonding. Over the past three years, the Hospital Center has raised the number of newborns being exclusively breastfed from below 20 percent to more than 80 percent. This accomplishment represents a significant health benefit to the Washington, D.C. community. With an average 300 births per…

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Condition Report: Representative Steve Scalise

Released on behalf of the Scalise family, July 13, 2017, 4:15 p.m.  Congressman Steve Scalise remains hospitalized at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Today, he underwent surgery for the management of deep tissue infection related to his bullet wounds. He is in fair condition, and will require careful monitoring to see if and when further interventions are necessary.   Released on behalf of the Scalise family, July 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.  Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for the management of infection. He tolerated the procedure well. He remains in serious condition. We will provide updates as appropriate.   July 5, 2017,…

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Condition Report: Congressman Steve Scalise

Released on behalf of the Scalise family, July 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.  Congressman Steve Scalise underwent surgery for the management of infection. He tolerated the procedure well. He remains in serious condition. We will provide updates as appropriate.   July 5, 2017, 10 p.m. Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6.   June 23, 2017, 3:15 p.m. Congressman Steve Scalise’s continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the…

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Condition Update: Rep. Steve Scalise Progress

July 5, 2017, 10 p.m. Congressman Steve Scalise has been readmitted to the Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center due to new concerns for infection. His condition is listed as serious. We will provide another update tomorrow, July 6.   June 23, 2017, 3:15 p.m. Congressman Steve Scalise’s continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Thursday (June 22). He remains in fair condition as he continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation.   June 21, 2017, Noon  Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress. He is now…

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