Program areas at Medstar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center's is the city's largest and busiest hospital, providing acute care services to the communities of northeast Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas. In addition to the program service expenses listed above, MWHC incurred $313.2M of management and general expenses in providing services to its communities. It offers primary, secondary and tertiary health services to adult and neonatal patients and is a major referral center for the most complex tertiary services. 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 operates the region's only adult Burn Center. MedStar Washington Hospital Center has consistently been recognized as one of the nation's top 50 cardiovascular centers by U.S. News & World Report. It is the only hospital in the Washington, D.C. region with a nationally ranked cardiology and heart surgery program. It was also named as one of the best regional hospitals and its nephrology and urology care was named as high performing specialties by the publication. MedStar Washington Hospital Center's cancer institute offers cancer treatment, therapies and access to cutting-edge clinical trials. It also offers comprehensive ambulatory care through a wide range of medical and surgical specialty outpatient clinic programs. MedStar Washington Hospital Center operates a Comprehensive Stroke Center as well as the region's only Joint Commission-certified Cardiac Ventricular Assist Device Program. The Hospital is known for innovation and is often the first in the region to utilize new lifesaving equipment and procedures. As one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, MedStar Health and its affiliated entities cared for one in four COVID-19 patients in the region since March 2020. Operating as One MedStar and aligning with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Departments of Health, MedStar Healths COVID-19 preparations and response were guided by two critical drivers: providing a safe care environment for patients and associates and ensuring operational continuity to fulfill our core mission of caring for our communities. These efforts included adding hospital beds in preparation for patient surges; balancing hospital admissions by using urgent care sites as frontline providers and facilitating telehealth interactions for virtual care and referrals; utilizing home health services to transition care from inpatient settings, ambulatory facilities, and a convention center field hospital; and standing up more than 40 COVID-19 testing locations. Underlying these actions is MedStar Healths commitment to the highest levels of quality and safety, reflected by the systemwide implementation of universal face masking for patients and associates, and acquisition of Personal Protective Equipment at usage levels 10 times normal use.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center provided $62.2M in subsidized (mission driven) health services in fiscal year 2020. These critical services, which are driven by community needs, operate at a loss. They address priorities primarily through disease prevention and improvement of health status. Services provided include outpatient primary care, trauma, cancer, diabetes and stroke treatment, psychiatry, and cardiology.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center provided $64.0M in health professions education in fiscal year 2020. This category includes training in graduate medical education, and education for physicians, medical students, nurses, and other health professions.