Patient Stories

Tug boat captain recovers from an 18-month ordeal fighting near fatal burn injuries

by the MWHC Blog Team
April 16, 2018

Tug boat captain Jeff Davis spent 40 years shepherding large ships safely through treacherous waters along every U.S. coast. But…

Cherrell’s Story: My Colonoscopy Confession

by Cherrell Freeman-Davis, practice administrator, Gastroenterology
March 12, 2018

My friend was in her mid-50s and, like me, she worked in health care. She was a busy mom and…

A Jewish Hospital Chaplain’s Christmas

by David Balto, Volunteer Chaplain, Department of Spiritual Care
January 02, 2018

I am a Chaplain at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation’s capital. It is my third…

Living a pain-free lifestyle after double knee replacement surgery

by the MWHC Blog Team
December 20, 2017

This Christmas will be extra-special for Barbara Lott. For the first time in several years, the 68-year-old Washington, D.C., resident…

Bariatric surgery at 18: Jewel’s story

by Jewel Francis-Aburime, 18-year-old bariatric surgery patient
December 18, 2017

In July 2016, I attended a bariatric surgery information session with my mom. I went to support her, but I…

A mother’s last wish

by the MWHC Blog Team
October 04, 2017

(Photo L to R: Dr. Gregory Argyros, chaplains Teklu Gudeto, Emmanuel Saidi, Christopher Oranyeli, Jerome McCallum, Anthony Akinlolu,  Sheila Brown, Paulette Davidson…