Letter from Michael Sachtleben, President

Welcome to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

rsz_sachtleben_mike_wellerMedStar Georgetown associates – whether we are direct patient caregivers or staff who support our patient care mission – recognize not only the importance of expert care, but also compassionate care. We are committed to treating patients, families and visitors with respect. And, we pledge to do everything we can to provide you with the greatest comfort possible while you are here.

You may have read that we are a Magnet® hospital – the first one in Washington, D.C. This signifies that our nursing department has been recognized as among the top four percent in the nation. This translates directly into the best possible care and outcomes for you – our patients.

At MedStar Georgetown, we consider our patients to be part of the healthcare team. You are the most important member of this team, and we encourage you to ask your doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers questions about your care. To help ensure that your needs are met during your stay at MedStar Georgetown, this handbook is designed to inform you of the many services available to you.

After you return home, you may receive a telephone call or mail survey from Discovery Research asking you to share your experiences at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. We are very proud of our physicians and staff and rely on your comments to recognize deserving staff members. Your feedback is very important to us, so please take the time to talk to the surveyor or mail your completed survey.

Thank you for choosing to receive care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

With warmest wishes for your quick recovery,


Sachtleben FULL Signature

Michael Sachtleben

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