As COVID-19 brought unprecedented challenges to healthcare, Adventist HealthCare enhanced its services to meet the needs of Montgomery County and the Washington, D.C., region.
Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville entered its fourth decade in 2020 with a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Less than 9% of hospitals nationwide earn this designation. The hospital has plans to build a tower addition that will create all-private rooms and state-of-the-art replacements for its Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department.
White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring marked its first anniversary on Aug. 25, 2020, after caring for more than 51,000 patients. Its new Medical Pavilion houses physician offices, outpatient rehabilitation services and a cancer center. The hospital’s heart surgery program is rated in the top 4%-10% nationally by the Society for Thoracic Surgeons.
Fort Washington Medical Center, south of National Harbor in Prince George’s County, cares for nearly 40,000 patients a year in its emergency department. Expansion plans include facility improvements, physician practices, outpatient services and advanced diagnostic imaging.
In February 2020, Adventist HealthCare began a management relationship with Howard University Hospital. A new D.C. hospital is being planned, along with training opportunities for Howard’s medical students, residents and graduates within the Adventist HealthCare network.
Terry Forde, president and CEO, reflects that despite the difficulties of the past year, “Our caregivers have shown tremendous bravery and worked tirelessly to ensure each patient receives compassionate care at a time when it’s needed the most. Each person has lived our Mission to extend God’s care every day and we are honored to be a part of this community for many more years to come.”
"Our caregivers have shown tremendous bravery and worked tirelessly to ensure each patient receives compassionate care at a time when it’s needed the most.”