Outstanding Health Experience
HeartCaring Designated Physicians
Mary Washington Healthcare has designated HeartCaring physicians that acknowledge
the unique differences for women in maintaining a healthy heart and recognizing
the signs, symptoms, and treatments for cardiovascular disease in women.
These physicians have committed to presenting their female patients with
relevant heart healthy education and performing appropriate screenings
to help recognize early signs of cardiac disease in women and follow gender
specific treatment plans.
Kathy Carter – Breast Cancer Survivor
Kathy, a native of Spotsylvania, was diagnosed with breast cancer while
living in Maryland. She did her research and chose to receive her treatment
at Mary Washington Healthcare. She was pleased to be able to be close
to her family and friends and treasured the support of the Cancer Navigators.
Bill – Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Bill describes how TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) corrected
the heart murmur caused by aortic valve stenosis and gave him a new lease
on life. Cardiovascular Surgeon John Cardone, MD, explains how it works,
and Interventional Cardiologist Rajiv Tayal, MD, tells who qualifies as
the best candidates for this procedure.
In Northern Virginia, Mary Washington Hospital Tops in Total Joint Replacement Outcomes
In December 2015, a Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association evaluation
of Virginia hospitals on patient readmission rates after total joint replacement
revealed that Mary Washington Hospital had the highest percentage of positive
patient outcomes in Northern Virginia, and ranked in the top three statewide.
Orthopedic Patients Regain Function with Astym® Therapy
Our physical therapists received training and certification by Astym’s
creator, Performance Dynamics, Inc., so they could begin guiding our patients
through this noninvasive regenerative soft tissue therapy.
Lower Dose CT Imaging Maintains High Quality While Reducing Radiation
Mary Washington Hospital installed two Philips Ingenuity CT systems in
July. These 128-slice and 64-slice computed tomography systems feature
sophisticated O-MAR and iDose4 image enhancement, advanced technologies
in lower radiation dose imaging.
Imaging Center for Women Adds 3D Mammography
The Imaging Center for Women has added to its mammography services tomosynthesis,
a significant advancement in breast cancer detection. This state-of-the-art
tool uses digital technology to provide three-dimensional views of the
breast, which can provide more reliable diagnoses, regardless of breast
size or tissue density.