Burn Center Receives $119,500 Donation from the D.C. Firefighters Burn FoundationThe D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation has donated $119,500 to The Burn Center at MedStar Washington Hospital Center to assist with burn research, rehabilitation materials, burn equipment and pain management tools, as well as survivor support programs.
No One Should Die Alone: The Gift of Being There for PatientsThe 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.
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New Videophone Technology Enhances Communication for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing PatientsMedStar Washington Hospital Center has installed an innovative videophone booth for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing to communicate with others in real-time. The Sorenson Video Relay Service® (SVRS®) videophone allows those who use American Sign Language (ASL) to place phone calls through a sign language interpreter.
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