is a 926-bed, private, not-for-profit teaching hospital located on a 47-acre
medical campus with Children's NationalMedicalCenter,
NationalRehabilitationHospital and the Veterans' AdministrationMedicalCenter.
As the largest teaching hospital in the Washington
area, the WashingtonHospitalCenter
trains more than 220 residents in 13 specialties, as well as students of
medical technology, radiology and pastoral care.
Some of the many respected specialty areas at the Hospital Center
include: The Washington Cancer Institute, Washington Heart, The Burn Center,
Women's Services, Transplantation Services, MedSTAR Shock/Trauma service,
Washington National Eye Center and the Institute for Asthma and Allergy.
The hospital Center is a member of Medlantic Healthcare Group, which
includes National Rehabilitation Hospital, Visiting Nurse Association, Home
Infusion Specialists, Center for Ambulatory Surgery Inc., Medlantic Manors at
Lamond-Riggs and Layhill, Medlantic Research Institute and NASCOTT.
Information, please see the WashingtonhospitalCenter's
Home Page. You will find
specific information regarding parking, public transportation, patient and
guest services, accommodations, visitor's hours and a few useful telephone
numbers. You will find Directions and maps of the Washington
Beltway, the Irving Street
Vicinity and the Hospital Center Complex to help you find your way to your
destination at the HospitalCenter.
has negotiated special rates with a number of Nearby Hotels.
These reduced rates are available for patients and families from out of town,
for consulting groups, as well as for personal use.
The key people on your healthcare team are, of course, you and your
doctors, who supervise all aspects of your care. Many other people play a role
in seeing that you get well. Make a point of asking staff members about their
jobs. Their functions usually are quite specialized, and knowing what each
person does can help you stay informed. Remember, you are the most important
member of your health care team.