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MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-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. 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 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 $1.3 billion operating budget, employs a workforce of 5,800 associates and has a medical and dental staff of 1,600, comprising private attending physicians, employed faculty and advanced practice clinicians. In FY18, the hospital’s volume of service included 36,233 inpatient admissions, 21,775 surgeries, 88,203 emergency room visits, 396,168 ambulatory care visits and 3,675 births. Each year, nearly 380 medical and surgical residents and fellows train at the Hospital Center’s 37 fully accredited clinical residency and fellowship 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 912-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. Its cardiology program is highly acclaimed and its cardiac surgery program has consistently earned the highest national rating–three stars–from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. 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.