MedStar Washington Hospital Center Named Community and Aging Advocate of the Year by Capitol Hill Village

MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received the Community and Aging Advocate of the Year award from Capitol Hill Village (CHV).

February 10, 2015

Washington, D.C., February 10, 2015 – MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received the Community and Aging Advocate of the Year award from Capitol Hill Village (CHV), a membership organization in the District that provides programs and services to support older and medically vulnerable residents who live on Capitol Hill. The Hospital Center’s commitment to caring for this growing population was recognized recently at the 2015 CHV Gala at the Washington Navy Yard.

Capitol Hill Village works to ensure residents stay active in their community throughout their lives and are able to remain in their homes for as long as possible. To that end, the Hospital Center was honored for providing health care to the community in several ways. In particular, the Village recognized the hospital’s nationally-renowned Medical House Call Program and the Comprehensive Stroke Center and the MedStar Health Urgent Care Capitol Hill Center.

“Capitol Hill Village and MedStar Washington Hospital Center share a bond,” said President John Sullivan. “We are both mission-driven and strive to find ways to offer the best possible services in the most accessible possible way.”

The Capitol Hill PromptCare location, across the street from Eastern Market, opened in February 2014, and provides urgent medical care for most illnesses to people of all ages. The Medical House Call program has served more than 3,000 patients since its inception, providing in-home care for residents aged 65 and older. The program has proven to help patients avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital and remain in their own home. The Comprehensive Stroke Center, one of just 74 advanced stroke centers nationwide and the only one in the Washington region, earned the Joint Commission’s highest-level certification last year, demonstrating a commitment to providing the most advanced, team-based stroke care available. 

CHV’s programs include social, educational, volunteer support services and advocacy focused on ’aging friendly cities.’  “We are honored to be recognized by Capitol Hill Village. Their members are essentially our neighbors, and we strive every day to meet the needs of our community,” added Sullivan.

About MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation's capital, among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for the most complex tertiary services. It consistently ranks among the nation's top hospitals as recognized by U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital Center is a respected top facility in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology and urology. It operates MedSTAR, one of the country's top shock-trauma and medevac programs, and also operates the region's only adult burn center.

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