Lauren Finely’s iPhone alarm buzzes. Finely, a 26-year-old first-year medical resident, slips on baby blue scrubs, grabs some fruit, and makes a coffee-to-go for her 15-minute commute to GW Hospital, where a long day is about to begin.
Children’s National Medical Center is once again ranked among America’s best pediatric institutions by U.S.News & World Report. This is the first year that the nation’s children’s hospital is featured on the list of elite pediatric specialty care providers in all 10 pediatric subspecialty areas included in the survey, an increase from seven ranked areas last year.
Dr. Amir Afkhami, assistant professor of Psychiatry at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is quoted in an article about how doctors reacted to the earthquake that struck the east coast on August 23rd, 2011.
According to Christina Puchalski, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health (GWish) and professor of Medicine in the GW School of Medicine in Health Sciences (SMHS), what hospital patients report wanting more than anything else during their stays is “t