GW Health News Magazine Summer/Fall 2019

Health News Magazine Summer/Fall 2019

Health News from George Washington University Hospital is a publication designed to bring you the latest news as well as health and wellness information you can use throughout the year.

In This Issue:
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Summer/Fall 2019

GW Hospital Rated One of the Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News & World Report has recognized GW Hospital as a Best Hospital for 2019-2020, ranking it among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Summer/Fall 2019

Back in the saddle thanks to specialty hip care

Tony Abate has a passion for competitive cycling, so when debilitating hip pain threatened to sideline him, he knew he needed to get help. “I didn’t want to throw in the towel at just age 35,” he says.
New hospital room and nurse station photos
Summer/Fall 2019

Building on our commitment to the community

Recent expansion projects show how GW Hospital continues to enhance our services to meet the needs of the community.
Stroke survivor Rachel Rasp
Summer/Fall 2019

A young attorney shares her stroke story: "I am super fortunate"

“I was at work, doing my job, and suddenly I couldn’t type what I wanted to type,” recalls Rachel Rasp, who was just 27 at the time. "I was very fortunate they took me straight to GW Hospital."
Woman at desk rubbing back of neck
Summer/Fall 2019

Could I be having a heart attack?

Heart attack symptoms can be different and surprising for different people, and it’s important to spot them early in order to get medical treatment right away.
Joel Hinzman being hugged by wife and daughter
Summer/Fall 2019

Back to his full life thanks to innovative treatment

Joel Hinzman is a busy dad, husband and lobbyist who never expected to be diagnosed with tonsil cancer at age 46. The first sign of a problem was swelling on the left side of his neck that got worse and more painful, despite taking antibiotics.
Smiling woman, weight loss surgery patient Taqwa Pope
Summer/Fall 2019

"I actively chose health." — Taqwa Pope

Taqwa Pope struggled for years with her weight, and at age 33, she felt like she’d exhausted every dieting option. Then she visited the GW Weight Loss and Surgery Center and it changed her life.
Helicopter with headshot of Dr. Sarani
Summer/Fall 2019

Lifesaving care soars to new heights

It’s been years in the making, and the new helipad at GW Hospital is now open for use, marking a tremendous step forward for the delivery of emergency care in the DC region.