A Message from the President
The new year marks a very exciting time for Bethesda, as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Bethesda Hospital West this month. We want to thank everyone in our community for their tremendous support in making our first year so successful. Thanks to your support, we cared for nearly 15,500 adults and children in our Emergency Department, and saw some 2,900 admissions to our medical-surgical and intensive care units. As we begin to explore plans for expanding this hospital to meet our community’s needs, the most important point to remember is that you DO have a choice when it comes to your hospital and health services. When you or a loved one need emergency medical care, you have the right to choose where you are taken for your treatment. We hope you will choose a Bethesda Health facility—with 600 physicians and two Emergency Departments that are so complete they come with hospitals attached. On behalf of our medical staff of 600 physicians and 2,700 employees, we want to wish you a Happy New Year.
Roger L. Kirk, FACHE