Dedication of the First Heart & Vascular Hospital in the Nation's Capital


Thomas Cook has lived 27 years with another man’s heart and is among the longest surviving heart transplant recipients on record.
D.C.-based builder Alberto Gomez has reason to celebrate not one but two birthdays: the day he was born and the day he received a donor heart.
First father, then son. Dual heart transplants have given Roger and Gerard Folly their second chances. These patients and others will return to
MedStar Washington Hospital Center on June 16, to help dedicate the first and only heart and vascular hospital in the nation’s capital.
The Nancy and Harold Zirkin Heart & Vascular Hospital, which is part of MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, will fully open in July
on the campus of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which has been on the forefront of providing
the most advanced cardiovascular care in the Washington region for nearly 60 years.


Thursday, June 16, 2016, starting at 6 p.m
6 pm: Reception
7 pm: Program & Ribbon Cutting
7:30 pm: Tours


MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 


Stuart F. Seides, MD, physician executive director, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
Jorge Garcia, MD, former chief, Cardiac Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Patients will be available for interviews.
**Tours of the new hospital will be offered.


To attend the dedication event or for more information, please contact:
Sylvia Ballinger (202) 877-7072 or So Young Pak (202) 877-2748.