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No One Should Die Alone: The Gift of Being There for Patients
The Spiritual Care Department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has launched the Not Alone Transition Companion program, to provide critically ill or dying patients with a companion when family members or friends are not available. Companions sit with patients, read to them or even hold a hand in their final days or hours, so that patients are not alone at the bedside.

New Grant Brings Access to Health Care/Pregnancy Prevention Services for Youth in High-Risk Neighborhood in D.C.
Teenage girls in the District of Columbia’s Anacostia neighborhood are twice more likely to become teen mothers than their peers in other parts of the city, and almost three times more likely than the national average. This staggering statistic is a key reason why MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Teen Alliance for Prepared Parenting Program (TAPP) has been awarded $262,311 from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, to support reproductive health care programs for pregnant teens in the District’s Ward 8.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives Additional $100K Grant from Avon Foundation for Women to Continue Breast Cancer Outreach in Ward 5
MedStar Washington Hospital Center Receives $100K Grant from Avon Foundation for Women to Continue Breast Cancer Outreach in Ward 5.

DC Council Honors Teen Parent Program for its Commitment to Helping Young Mothers
The DC Council has recognized the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Teen Alliance for Prepared Parenting program.