Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States   |   (202) 877 7000   |   Website   |  
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Year Established: 1958
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... more
Staff & Capacity
Beds: 926
65%
(133 reviews)
United States: Ranked #4735
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mark Overbey

"I've been trying to..."

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been trying to make a very serious and necessary appointment now for two days and all I seem to be getting is the run around. The patient advocacy group only seem to want the hospital's image, instead... more

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Courtney McRae

"My boyfriend and I..."

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I are currently in the E.R. He only goes to get his vitals checked and back. He realizes he left his phone in the back. We asked and no one can find it. It's back there obviously. Ridiculous!... more

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Edward Flaherty

"Excellent medical service from..."

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent medical service from the receptionist to the doctor (Larry Brandi, M.D.) Very impressed with the medical assistant (Steve) as well. Affordable, very short wait time on Christmas Eve no less.... more

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Timely & Effective Care

Heart Attack or Chest Pain

Statin at Discharge
Rate - 99%
(1% above the national rate)
Aspirin prescribed at discharge
Rate - 98%
(1% below the national rate)
Primary PCI Received Within 90 Minutes of Hospital Arrival
Not Available

Preventive Care

Immunization for pneumonia
Rate - 96%
(4% above the national rate)
Immunization for influenza
Rate - 96%
(6% above the national rate)

Surgical Care Improvement Project

Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
Rate - 98%
(equal to the the national rate)

Pregnancy and Delivery Care

Percent of newborns whose deliveries were scheduled early (1-3 weeks early), when a scheduled delivery was not medically necessary
Rate - 1%
(5% below the national rate)
Readmissions Complications & Death
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-Day Mortality Rate
Rate - 15.0%
(0.2% below the national rate)
Pneumonia (PN) 30-Day Mortality Rate
Rate - 9.9%
(2% below the national rate)
Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) 30-Day Readmission Rate
Rate - 18.2%
(0.1% below the national rate)
Heart failure (HF) 30-Day Readmission Rate
Rate - 24.5%
(1.5% above the national rate)
Rate of readmission after hip/knee surgery
Rate - 7.2%
(1.8% above the national rate)
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 16.5%
(0.5% above the national rate)
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