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February 3, 2010 > A Healthier Community... A Sustainable Future

A Healthier Community... A Sustainable Future

Annual Report Showcases "Green" Initiatives That Help Improve Patient Care

To better serve our community, Washington Hospital Healthcare System constantly seeks out innovative new programs, while expanding and improving existing ones. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality, most comprehensive patient care in response to your needs, today and into the future. Today, experts agree that patients recover better and faster in "greener," healthier surroundings. At Washington Hospital, because our primary focus is quality health care, we're working harder than ever to create a healing environment for our patients.

Washington Hospital's 2009 Annual Report to the Community reflects that same innovative perspective - a continuous search for the best ways to serve and communicate with you.

Learn About Our Innovative Services

The newly released annual report focuses on several of the Hospital's innovative services including the Taylor McAdam Bell Neuroscience Institute, Center for Joint Replacement, Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics, Washington Cardiovascular Institute, our nationally accredited Washington Women's Center, and our award winning Stroke Program. The annual report showcases each of these highly renowned programs and the expert physicians and staff members that are bringing many of the most effective new treatments to our community.

Building With the Future in Mind

Looking toward the next 25 to 30 years, Washington Hospital is moving forward with critical expansion and seismic upgrade projects being funded by Measure FF, which was passed by voters in November of 2004. Every aspect of the multi-phase, multi-year project has been designed in accordance with the Hospital's commitment to creating and protecting a healthful place for patients and a cleaner, more sustainable environment for our community. As a result, plans for the emergency department and critical care unit have earned the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver designation, recognizing the Hospital for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Whenever possible, Washington Hospital uses eco-friendly materials and we are proud to announce that this year's annual report has been printed on paper containing 100 percent recycled and 50 percent post-consumer fiber.

Step inside the annual report for a unique view of your local hospital and find out more about the vast array of services and programs that can improve the health and safety of your and your family. In addition to vivid pictures and descriptions of the Hospital's programs, the annual report also contains important messages from the leadership team responsible for ensuring high quality health care is available in your community today and for years to come.

Read a personal message from Washington Hospital's CEO, Nancy Farber, that highlights Washington's nursing excellence, quality initiatives and environmental practices. Also hear from the 2009 President of Washington Township Health Care District Board of Directors, William F. Nicholson, M.D. and Chief of Staff of Washington Hospital's Medical Staff, Jan Henstorf, M.D.

The annual report also contains the hospital's 2008-2009 financial statement and a Year in Review section that highlights our first-ever Quality Annual Report, the Hospital's journey toward Magnet nursing status and our redesigned web site that offers a wealth of interactive tools.

Annual Report is Now Available

To receive your free copy of Washington Hospital's 2009 Annual Report to the Community in the mail, call Washington's Community Relations department at (510) 791-3417. You can also view and download a digital version of the annual report by visiting us on our website:

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