FISCAL YEAR 2012 STATISTICS
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed, major teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private hospital in the nation's capital and among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation. Founded in 1958, when three specialty hospitals merged to form a single institution, the hospital offers primary, secondary and tertiary health services to adult and neonatal patients. It shares a 47-acre campus with three medical facilities in Northwest Washington, D.C.
During fiscal year 2012 (FY12), the hospital had 409,517 outpatient and 41,127 inpatient visits, as well as 3,567 births. Regional medical facilities referred nearly 9,300 of their most complicated medical cases to the Hospital Center during that time. The Hospital Center has one the region's most experienced medical/dental and surgical staffs, numbering 1,439 physicians, many of whom are involved in 400 clinical research trials currently underway. Its 29 clinical residency and fellowship programs attract nearly 350 medical students annually.
MedStar Heart Institute, headquartered at the Hospital Center, is a national leader in the research, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, and is consistently recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's "Best Hospitals" for cardiology and heart surgery. FY12 volumes included 8,262 inpatient cardiac admissions, 11,860 electrophysiology procedures, and 1,624 cardiac surgeries. Volumes in coronary artery bypass graft surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention are among the highest in the nation, according to UHC's Clinical Data Base. The Hospital Center's Ventricular Assist Device program is the only facility in Washington accredited by The Joint Commission.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is also a respected top facility in the Washington region in the areas of cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopaedics, pulmonology, and urology. The Hospital Center's Primary Stroke Center, the first stroke program in the area accredited by The Joint Commission, admitted 748 patients in FY12. Through its affiliation with the National Institutes of Health Stroke Center, the hospital's stroke neurologists have access to leading-edge research protocols not available at other hospitals.
Comprehensive cancer care makes MedStar Washington Hospital Center the preferred treatment facility for cancer patients compared to any other program in the nation's capital. In FY12, the Hospital Center had 86,206 outpatient visits, diagnosed 2,375 new cancer cases and treated 20,205 patients in its Center for Breast Health. The Hospital Center provides the full range of medical oncology, radiation oncology and surgical services, as well as access to leading-edge clinical trials, patient and family counseling, cancer education and community outreach programs.
The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute's kidney and pancreas transplantation programs, located both at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, are among the largest on the East Coast, with outcomes consistently exceeding the national average. During this fiscal year, 68 kidney transplants and three kidney/pancreas transplants were performed at the Hospital Center.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center's most far-reaching presence is MedSTAR Transport. The air ambulance service has carried 55,224 patients since its inception in 1983, and in FY12, flew 1,790 helicopter missions. The MedSTAR Trauma program is one of the nation's most advanced level I shock/trauma units as verified by the American College of Surgeons. In this year, there were 2,587 trauma admissions and 91,258 Emergency Department visits, which included 22,581 patient admissions. Its adult burn center, recognized as a national model in burn care therapies and the region's only adult facility, treated 412 patients.
The Hospital Center is committed to providing care to the underserved in its community. In FY12, the hospital provided $114 million in unsponsored care, a combination of $30.2 million in charity care and $83.8 million in bad debt.
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