Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures


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 & Thoracic 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 2017 - FY 2019 STATISTICS

Description FY 2019 FY 2018 FY 2017
Licensed Beds  912 912 912
Associates  5,944  5,779 6,118
            Nurses  1,873 1,827 1,743
            Medical/dental staff  1,329  1,344 TBD
            Advanced practice providers  356 310 TBD
            Residents and fellows  405 378 373
       
Inpatient admissions 37,223 36,233 37,309
Outpatient visits 406,723 396,168 380,366
Cardiovascular admissions 7,502 7,149 7,142
Cardiac surgeries 1,837 1,869 1,733
Heart transplants 19 18 19
Ventricular assist device procedures 89 80 76
Vascular surgeries 1,846 1,898 1,814
Neuro admissions 2,547 2,393 2,656
Inpatient surgeries 11,041 11,504 11,586
Outpatient surgeries 10,578 10,271 10,946
Cancer admissions 1,474 1,471 1,591
Outpatient cancer visits 64,897 63,240 63,973
Outpatient visits in the Center for Breast Health 16,639 15,732 16,671
       
MedSTAR Trauma admissions 1,859 2,259 2,177
MedSTAR Helicopter transports 1,653 1,784 2,084
MedSTAR ground critical care transports 1,915 1,280 1,170
Burn Unit admissions   328 322
ED total visits 93,826 88,203 85,440
            ED admissions 23,211 22,832 21,806
Stroke I/P Admissions TBD 668  835
Births 3,617 3,675 3,536
       
Charity care  $32.8 mil  $27.7 mil  $19.1 mil
Bad debt  $61.2 mil  $59.8 mil  $68.6 mil
Total unsponsored care  $94.0 mil  $87.5 mil  $87.7 mil