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Celebrated Physician: Sanna Ronkainen, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
February 08, 2019

Good physicians learn a great about their patients’ condition through observation, and skin is often the most revealing attribute of…

Celebrated Physician: Meghan MacCleary, DO

by the MWHC Blog Team
January 18, 2019

Physicians regularly make a difference in the lives of their patients. For Meghan MacCleary, DO, it was the other way…

Celebrated Physician: Anirudh Rao, MD

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 07, 2018

During his training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Anirudh Rao, MD, found the most meaningful…

3 experiences of hospital care and why we measure them

by Shawn R. Smith, MBA, CPXP, Vice President & Chief Experience Officer
October 19, 2018

We aim to enhance patient experiences at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) through a trickle-down approach, from staff to patient….

100 Blessings

by David Balto, Volunteer Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care
August 31, 2018

“When we bless life, we restore the world.” ~ Rabbi Marcia Falk I am a Chaplain in a 912-bed inner-city…

Why hospital ratings and rankings don’t tell the whole story

by David Mayer, MD, Vice President, Quality and Safety, MedStar Health
June 04, 2018

In today’s data-driven world, there’s more incentive than ever to be the best. Health care is no exception. But here’s…