Welcome Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center
Last Monday evening, at a wonderful event at the National Harbor, we officially announced that Fort Washington Medical Center is now a part of the family of Adventist HealthCare institutions. It was a privilege for me to stand alongside Eunmee Shim, the first President of the newly named “Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center,” and to formally welcome the employees and staff of our newest partner to our team.
It was also a moment to both honor and to demonstrate our commitment to a hospital that was “built by the community, for the community.” The best part of the evening was celebrating our shared vision for effective service and care for the Fort Washington Community.
This region includes Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Temple Hills, Accokeek, and the surrounding area just south of the National Harbor. It comprises one of the most diverse communities in the state. Since it was first established as an ambulatory care center in 1983, FWMC first added emergency services, and then critical care beds, and just kept growing. The Medical Center has grown with the community, and now has 37 beds, and serves close to 43,000 patients each year.
The majority of those are seen in one of the busiest emergency departments in our region. In addition to the 24/7 emergency care it provides comprehensive medical care to patients, treating a variety of health concerns and conditions. There are some 400 employees at Fort Washington, and the medical staff includes 156 physicians including teleradiologists (16) and 25 midlevel providers.
I am excited about working with Eunmee Shim, the new president of FWMC, and her team in strengthening the Medical Center’s presence through facility improvements, outpatient services, and expanded physician practices. We welcome the Fort Washington Medical Center to our team! Together we look forward to expanding the ways we can serve the Fort Washington community through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.