• Flu prompts local hospitals to ban children from visiting

    WASHINGTON — The flu has reached such epidemic levels this season that two local hospitals won’t allow children to visit its facilities. Specifically, the hospitals are restricting visitors and hospital volunteers under 18. The Novant…

  • Hospitals near Dulles prepared for Ebola

    As the CDC enhances Ebola screenings at Dulles International Airport, nearby hospitals are preparing to receive patients who have Ebola-like symptoms.

  • Holy Cross Health will open its new $202M hospital in Germantown

    Starting next Wednesday, Oct. 1, Holy Cross Health officially opens it\’s brand new six-story hospital on the campus of Montgomery County\’s Community College – Germantown Campus.

  • Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital

    EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mayor fighting to reopen a hospital in his rural North Carolina town is finishing his protest march to the nation’s capital. Belhaven Mayor…

  • Gender plays role in pain after surgery (Video)

    Researchers who interviewed 10,200 patiens over more than four years in Germany found men tend to feel more pain after major surgeries than women.

  • Consumer Reports ranks D.C. area’s safest hospitals

    Getting the right medical attention at hospitals can be
    life-saving and five D.C. area hospitals are being recognized for their patient
    care, overall safety and capacity to save lives.

  • Inova Fair Oaks to mark opening of radiation oncology unit

    The Fairfax hospital plans to celebrate the opening of its new radiation oncology center next Tuesday even though the majority of the $45 million, five-story building for the Inova Comprehensive Cancer and Research Institute isn\’t even finished yet.

  • How long will you wait at the emergency room?

    An app shows you how long it takes, on average, to see a doctor or other licensed professional at hospitals near you, plus the time it takes to drive there.

  • New Prince George’s hospital to cost $655M

    The proposed Prince George\’s County Regional Medical Center in Largo will contain just 231 beds and cost approximately $655 million to build and equip, according to operator Dimensions Healthcare Systems and its expert consultants.

  • Inova, Kaiser Permanente to cut ties

    Inova Health System and Kaiser Permanente will completely sever
    ties Oct. 1, cutting off insurance coverage for the health plan\’s
    members at Northern Virginia\’s largest hospital system.

  • Virginia Hospital Center corralling physician groups

    Virginia Hospital Center is consolidating its 100-plus employed
    physicians into one multi-specialty group under a single brand,
    building market clout and tightening doctor ties to the parent
    hospital in an effort to better control cost and quality.

  • Nutrient shortages hurt local infants, area hospitals

    It sounds like a Third World problem: Hospitals are rationing, bartering and hoarding critical nutrients that premature infants need to survive. But it\’s a problem that\’s happening in the Washington area and in other major cities across the country.

  • Best hospitals in the region are …

    Johns Hopkins Hospital reclaimed the top spot on U.S. News & World Report\’s rankings of the nation\’s best hospitals. Locally, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the top D.C.-area hospital.

  • Mary Washington tries remote check-ins at Stafford Hospital ER

    Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Healthcare is trying a
    new piece of technology at Stafford Hospital that builds on the
    now-commonplace practice of publishing expected ER wait times.

  • MedStar deftly uses regulatory process to block competitors

    MedStar Health has shored up its position as the District\’s
    market-leading health provider, beating back competitors with a lot
    of help from the D.C. government.