Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

MedStar At A Glance
At A Glance

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 912-bed, major teaching and research hospital in the nation’s capital. The Hospital Center is among the 100 largest hospitals in the nation,* and is renowned for handling the Washington region’s most complex cases. Its cardiology program is highly acclaimed and its cardiac surgery program has consistently earned the highest designation–three stars– from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. A long-standing leader in cardiovascular care, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is home to MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, which formed a first-of-its kind clinical and research alliance with Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute in 2013. The Hospital Center operates the Washington region’s first Comprehensive Stroke Center and the District’s only Cardiac Ventricular Assist Device program, both certified by The Joint Commission. The hospital is also home to MedSTAR, a nationally-verified level I trauma center with a state-of-the-art fleet of helicopters and ambulances, and also operates the region’s only adult Burn Center.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center: FY 2016 - FY 2018 STATISTICS

Description FY 2018 FY 2017 FY 2016
Licensed Beds  912 912 912
Associates  5,779 6,118 5,933
            Nurses  1,827 1,743 1,743
            Medical/dental staff  1,344 TBD 1,351
            Advanced practice providers  310 TBD 289 
            Residents and fellows  378 373 369
       
Inpatient admissions 36,233 37,309 36,816
Outpatient visits 396,168 380,366 390,047
Cardiovascular admissions 7,149 7,142 6,900
Cardiac surgeries 1,869 1,733 1,733 
Heart transplants 18 19 16 
Ventricular assist device procedures 80 76 56 
Vascular surgeries 1,898 1,814 1,697
Neuro admissions 2,393 2,656 2,645 
Inpatient surgeries 11,504 11,586 11,884 
Outpatient surgeries 10,271 10,946 11,335
New cancer cases diagnosed TBD TBD 2,081
Cancer admissions 1,471 1,591 1,432
Outpatient cancer visits 63,240 63,973 66,695 
Outpatient visits in the Center for Breast Health 15,732 16,671 17,845 
       
MedSTAR Trauma admissions 2,259 2,177 2,551
MedSTAR Helicopter transports 1,784 2,084 1,826
MedSTAR ground critical care transports 1,280 1,170 1,132
Burn Unit admissions 328 322 415
ED total visits 88,203 85,440 86,771 
            ED admissions 22,832 21,806 21,530 
Stroke I/P Admissions 668  835 729
Births 3,675 3,536 3,564 
       
Charity care  $27.7 mil  $19.1 mil $17.7 mil
Bad debt  $59.8 mil  $68.6 mil $72.0 mil 
Total unsponsored care  $87.5 mil  $87.7 mil $89.7 mil