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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 100 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for treating the most complex cases. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks the Hospital Center’s cardiology and heart surgery program as one of the nation’s best; it’s the only hospital in the Washington metropolitan area to earn a national ranking for heart care in FY 2015. 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 also is a respected top facility in the Washington region in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology.The hospital 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 has a $1.1 billion operating budget, employs a workforce of 6,200 associates and has a medical and dental staff of 1,600, comprising private attending physicians, employed faculty and advanced practice clinicians. In FY15, the hospital’s volume of service included 38,156 inpatient admissions, 23,087 surgeries, 87,009 emergency room visits, 389,535 ambulatory care visits and 3,361 births. Each year, nearly 360 medical and surgical residents and fellows train at the Hospital Center’s 31 fully accredited independent programs. MedStar Washington Hospital Center also maintains affiliations with several area medical schools, including Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Shorter version

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 100 largest hospitals in the nation and a major referral center for treating the most complex cases. U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks the hospital’s cardiology and heart surgery program as one of the nation’s best. It also is a respected top facility in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, Ear, Nose & Throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. It operates 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.