Please be advised that Fort Washington Medical Center is experiencing unusually long delays in seeing patients in its Emergency Department. Patients may experience a longer than typical wait time.
Recognized for excellence in patient safety in 2018, Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center is an acute care hospital located in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Proudly Serving Prince George's County & Southeast DC
Fort Washington Medical Center serves patients in the Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills areas, as well as parts of southeast Washington, DC.
As a community-based hospital, health professionals at Fort Washington engage monthly in activities and services including free health screenings, educational workshops, and health fairs. Some of its community-based programs include an Outpatient Diabetes Education Program that tailors to the patient’s goals, education, and lifestyle. In addition, they offer an Infectious Diseases Program that provides free HIV and Hepatitis C testing and education.
Upon arrival to Fort Washington Medical Center, please check in at the Information Desk located in the main lobby of the hospital. If you are admitted through the Emergency Room, your health care needs will be assessed to determine the best course of treatment.
Inpatient Comfort & Safety
When you stay at Fort Washington Medical Center, we want you to feel comfortable, cared for, and safe. That is why we provide personalized attention from a highly trained medical staff. Through our partnership with MDICS, we have hospitalists who manage the total care of patients admitted through the Emergency Department and do not have a physician on staff. Additionally, our critical care specialists manage telemetry admissions and critical care patients.
All of our inpatient rooms are equipped with a private bathroom and daily cleaning service. Meals are served three times daily based on the diet recommended by your physician.
Questions About an Overnight Stay?
If you or a loved one are planning to stay overnight or have had an unexpected emergency that requires an inpatient stay, we understand that you may have questions about your time with us. As your local community hospital, we strive to thoroughly meet your health needs in every way we can and are here to help.
For more information or answers to questions regarding your stay with us, call 301-292-7000.
In the late 1970s, residents in Fort Washington explored the idea of establishing a hospital in the area. Their dream was partially realized when the Fort Washington Ambulatory Care Center opened in 1983 as a 16-hour emergency treatment facility with outpatient surgery.
The Center was expanded in 1991 creating what is now Fort Washington Medical Center - an acute care hospital, admitting patients 24 hours a day.
In October 2019, Fort Washington Medical Center became part of the Adventist HealthCare system and was renamed Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center.
Today, the hospital provides general inpatient services including adult medical and surgical care, ambulatory surgical services, laboratory, radiology and diagnostic services, as well as gastrointestinal, orthopedic, plastic, rehabilitation, and respiratory therapy. Specialty services include gynecology, neurology, urology, and ophthalmology. In addition, Fort Washington operates one of the busiest emergency rooms in the metropolitan area, seeing more than 40,000 patients each year, and has just over 400 employees.
- 2019 Healthgrades five-star commendation for appendix removal surgery
- 2017-2019 Healthgrades five-star commendation in orthopedics for treatment of hip fractures
- 2011-2018 Healthgrades five-star commendation in cardiac for treatment of heart failure
- 2018 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM
- 2018 Healthgrades five-star commendation for gallbladder removal surgery
- 2018 Health Quality Innovators Award for prevention of falls
- 2015 The Joint Commission America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety recognition for excellence in accountability measure performance for heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, and venous thromboembolism
- 2014 Delmarva Foundation Excellence in Core Measures Award for quality excellence
- 2014 Consumer Reports Top Safeties local hospitals in the DC region
Complaints & Grievances
Please call 301-203-2474 for any complaints and grievances you may have about your care.