Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

MedStar data
 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 2014 - FY 2016 STATISTICS

Description FY 2016 FY 2015 FY 2014
Licensed Beds 912 926 926
Associates 5,933 6,198 6,296
Nurses 1,743 1,838 1,861
Medical/dental staff 1,351 1,379 1,392
Advanced practice clinicians 289  256  205
Residents and fellows 369 359 353
       
Inpatient admissions 36,816 38,156 39,598
Outpatient visits 390,047 389,535 384,112
Cardiovascular admissions 6,900 7,368 7,844
Cardiac surgeries 1,733  1,694 1,707
Heart transplants 16  16 9
Ventricular assist device procedures 56  75 61
Inpatient surgeries 11,884  11,948 11,752
Outpatient surgeries 11,335 11,139 11,335
New cancer cases diagnosed 2,081 2,189 2,350
Cancer admissions 1,432 1,815 2,046
Outpatient cancer visits 66,695  68,853 72,082
Outpatient visits in the Center for Breast Health 17,845  19,143 19,947
       
MedSTAR Trauma admissions 2,551 2,367 2,136
MedSTAR ground critical care transports 1,132 1,205  1,182
MedSTAR Helicopter transports 1,826 1,773 1,756
Burn Unit admissions 415 408 384
ED total visits 86,771  87,009 87,475
     ED admissions 21,530  22,266 22,163
Stroke I/P Admissions 729 778 805
O/P Gamma Knife Procedures 18 26 42
Births 3,564  3,361 3,305
       
       
Charity care $17.7 mil $25.6 mil $28.9 mil
Bad debt $72.0 mil  $71.0 mil $71.8 mil
Total unsponsored care $89.7 mil $96.6 mil $100.6 mil