Patient Stories

Once a Patient, Now an Associate: Lynel’s Story

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 08, 2020

Seven years ago, Lynel McFadden was diagnosed with stage one, triple negative breast cancer, and she was understandably scared.  She…

From Torn ACL to 10-Miler: Daniel’s Story

by the MWHC Blog Team
July 21, 2020

If you have to go through a painful surgery and lengthy recovery to repair a knee injury, you want to…

Heart Disease in Cancer Patients: Willie’s Story

by the MWHC Blog Team
June 23, 2020

In 2015, then 69-year-old Willie M. Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer. A simple lumpectomy removed her tumor and a…

Patty’s Story: A Crucial Conversation about Colonoscopy

by Patrice Casey, Creative Services Manager, Communications and Public Affairs
March 17, 2020

Women are good at so many things, including placing others’ priorities ahead of our own. Unfortunately, this can have serious…

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….

Say what?!? Cochlear implant restores hearing in 90-year-old grandmother

by the MWHC Blog Team
May 10, 2018

Because of her profound hearing loss, Edna Whitted would pass notes back and forth in church with her granddaughter in…