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Saving Lives with Science: Exciting medical breakthroughs in our own back yard.

Top Hospitals

Saving Lives With Science

Exciting medical breakthroughs in our own back yard

  • This spring, Anne Arundel Medical Center deployed a new weapon in the war against bacteria. Read More

    Here Come the Robots

  • Pulmonary embolisms—blockages in one or more arteries in the lungs—are tricky to diagnose. The symptoms can appear in a variety of conditions. Read More

    A Game Changer

  • When he was only 26, Michael Downs suffered a heart attack. Five surgeries and three more heart attacks left him with nine stents, a pacemaker, and a defibrillator. In 2012, Downs’s own stem cells saved his life. Read More

    Promise of Stem Cells

  • Craig Laughlin spent six seasons as a right-winger with the Washington Capitals, but last year at age 55, two bad hips stopped him from even being able to skate. Read More

    New Route to New Hips

  • One of the biggest fears breast-cancer patients have is that a lumpectomy might miss some cancerous tissue. According to a 2012 study, one in four women in the United States has to undergo more surgery after a lumpectomy. Read More

    Right the First Time

  • For the last year, a three-dimensional printer has been creating exact replicas of children’s hearts, complete with deformities and heart conditions specific to a particular patient. Read More

    Making Tiny Hearts

  • Imagine a heart-attack victim who doesn’t have to wait to see a doctor. What if a cardiologist were right there in the ambulance, starting treatment and sending tests back to the OR to prep for surgery? Read More

    Heart Attack Care App

  • A Northern Virginia man suffered from biventricular advanced heart failure, which meant both sides of his heart could no longer pump enough blood to support his vital organs. Doctors said he didn’t have enough time to wait for a heart transplant. Read More

    Artificial Heart

  • What if, years before symptoms arose, you could tell a mother that her child was at high risk for cancer? And that it could be prevented? At Inova Fairfax Hospital, a one-of-a-kind study hopes to help doctors do just that. Read More

    Genetic Code Crackers

  • Just three weeks after undergoing a total knee replacement, Carlota Ocampo of Silver Spring was walking on a treadmill at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital. But, this isn’t your typical piece of exercise equipment. Read More

    Walking on Air

  • A new minimally invasive procedure to remove brain tumors at George Washington University Hospital now has patients in and out of the hospital in as little as two days, in some cases back to part-time work in a week. Read More

    Better Brain Surgery

  • At MedStar Georgetown University Hospital a new treatment is cutting radiation therapy for breast-cancer patients from six weeks to one hospital visit. Read More

    One and Done

Local Hospitals by the Numbers

Admissions, emergency-room visits, and more key stats at local hospitals

Hospital/Medical Center Total
Admissions
Beds
In Service
Physicians Births Emergency Room
Visits
% Patients Who Would
Recommend The Hospital

Anne Arundel Medical Center

2001 Medical Pkwy., Annapolis
28,086 336 868 5,308 91,120 82

Baltimore Washington Medical Center

301 Hospital Dr., Glen Burnie
19,786 307 692 862 103,269 69

Doctors Community Hospital

8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham
12,052 219 503 N/A 54,312 62

Frederick Memorial Hospital

400 W. Seventh St., Frederick
21,277 298 520 2,306 80,029 68

George Washington University Hospital

900 23rd St., NW
17,962 371 875 2,209 73,544 72

Holy Cross Hospital

1500 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring
196,853 442 1,200 8,592 90,332 71

Howard County General Hospital

5755 Cedar La., Columbia
22,401 253 900 3,333 77,488 76

Howard University Hospital

2041 Georgia Ave., NW
12,000 288 627 765 60,000 50

Inova Alexandria Hospital

4320 Seminary Rd., Alexandria
16,195 318 881 3,781 109,273 65

Inova Fairfax Hospital

3300 Gallows Rd., Falls Church
47,442 927 2,460 9,097 111,044 76

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

3600 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax
16,617 182 1,046 3,649 55,831 79

Inova Loudoun Hospital

44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg
11,899 183 720 2,659 68,033 70

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

2501 Parker’s La., Alexandria
8,364 237 347 N/A 30,461 74

Laurel Regional Hospital

7300 Van Dusen Rd., Laurel
397 117 419 1,006 35,181 50

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
16,358 386 1,428 966 35,170 73

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

18101 Prince Philip Dr., Olney
9,813 138 501 656 40,339 70

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving St., NW
450,644 926 1,789 3,567 91,258 71

Novant Health Prince William Medical Center

8700 Sudley Rd., Manassas
11,000 170 500 2,100 75,000 69

Prince George’s Hospital Center

3001 Hospital Dr., Cheverly
13,515 268 490 2,150 52,506 51

Providence Hospital

1150 Varnum St., NE
12,781 289 490 2,195 47,231 62

Reston Hospital Center

1850 Town Center Pkwy., Reston
12,653 187 1,000 3,388 46,949 72

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

2300 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge
16,236 183 471 1,964 56,804 62

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

9901 Medical Center Dr., Rockville
21,031 393 1,209 5,003 107,576 58

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Rd., NW
10,643 201 843 3,409 33,594 75

Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda
14,171 230 1,000 N/A 45,851 71

United Medical Center

1310 Southern Ave., SE
5,755 354 179 500 50,566 38

Virginia Hospital Center

1701 N. George Mason Dr., Arlington
21,079 342 1,361 4,646 65,054 85

Washington Adventist Hospital

7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park
14,745 252 650 1,633 50,840 65
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