Dr. Eric De Jonge Honored with the DCHA Distinguished Service Award
K. Eric De Jonge, MD, director of Geriatrics, and co-founder of the Medical House Call Program at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA).

Category : Geriatrics , Healthcare industry ,

Kidney Transplant Coordinator Julie Haimes Recognized for Always Putting Patients First
As a kidney transplant coordinator at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Julie Haimes has touched thousands of lives over the years, and was recently honored with the “Patient First Award” from Hospital Center President John Sullivan, for her commitment to providing exceptional quality, safety and service to transplant patients.

Category : Transplantation ,

New Study Reconfirms: Calling 9-1-1 can be the Difference Between Life and Death
In a new published study in Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, the researchers found that patients transported to the hospital by first responders were treated faster than those who used their own transportation.

Category : Emergency medicine/trauma , Healthcare industry ,

A FREE Live Webcast “Pelvic Floor and More” on September 30
It’s a fact: one in three women older than 45 suffers from a pelvic floor disorder (PFD). Common causes of PFDs include pregnancy and childbirth, hormonal changes after menopause, obesity and conditions such as chronic cough, which can strain the pelvic floor.

Category : Women’s services ,

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Hits Safety Milestone
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center recently celebrated a major safety milestone: two years without a single Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) in its smallest and most vulnerable babies.

Category : Pediatrics , Quality and Patient Safety ,

New Data Shows Home-Based Primary Care Lowers Medicare Costs for High-Risk Elders
MedStar Washington Hospital Center geriatricians found that when medical care for frail elders with advanced illness shifts to the home, total Medicare costs were reduced by 17 percent during a two-year period.

Category : Geriatrics , Healthcare industry ,

U.S.News Ranks MedStar’s Cardiac Care in Nation’s Top 50
For the second year in a row, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is distinguished as the only hospital in the Washington region with a nationally-ranked heart program recognized by U.S.News and World Report.

Category : Cardiology , Healthcare industry , Innovation ,

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Offers New Fellowship Program in Geriatric Medicine
The population of elder Americans aged 65 and older is growing faster than ever, and they are living longer than ever. To better serve the healthcare needs of this patient group, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a fellowship training program in Geriatrics.

Category : Geriatrics , Healthcare industry ,

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