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First Patient Enrolled in Novel Stem Cell Trial for Heart Failure Treatment

Washington, D.C. – MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute has enrolled its first patient to a clinical trial to determine whether cardiac stem cells reduce inflammation enough to improve heart function in patients with heart failure severe enough to require a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. STEMVAD is a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study that will assess the effects of multiple intravenous administration of CardioCell’s proprietary mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). It is expected to enroll 30 patients. The STEMVAD trial is the next step in MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute’s earlier research that discovered “one of the major problems in heart…

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

Washington, D.C. – 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. It is co-sponsored by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB). The award is given to outstanding acute care/med-surg units or adult/pediatric units classified as med-surg. Andrea Melendez, MSN, RN, National Secretary of AMSN,…

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center Named One of Nation’s Top 50 For Cardiovascular Care

Only Heart Program Nationally Ranked in the Washington Region by U.S. News

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National Cancer Institute Renews Prestigious Designation of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Patients Will Benefit from Increased Access to the Nation’s Leading Experts and Research

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