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Fort Washington Medical Center's Gala & Auction to Mark 30 Years

OXON HILL, Md. – October 1, 2013 – Did you know that 2013 marks a medical milestone in Maryland? Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC), an acute care hospital facility, is celebrating 30 years of service to the Fort Washington, Oxon Hill and Temple Hills communities. To commemorate the occasion and as a fundraiser to benefit the hospital, the FWMC 30th Anniversary Gala & Auction will take place Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Mistress of Ceremonies will be NBC4 Anchor Pat Lawson Muse. Featured entertainment will include live jazz music by the band Jazzy Blu, dancing and spectacular live and silent auctions with exciting items and services donated by national and area merchants. Tickets are available via by clicking the FWMC Gala Tickets link, or call 301-686-9010 (ext. 117).

For 30 years, FWMC has been a place of healing, learning and longevity for area residents, providing nursing and medical care. In the late 1970’s, residents of Fort Washington, Maryland, began discussing the idea of constructing a hospital in their area. Their dream was partially realized through the opening of the Fort Washington Ambulatory Care Center in 1983. Through grassroots fundraising in the community, Fort Washington Medical Center raised money for expansion and in February 1991, the dream became a reality. Fort Washington Medical Center opened with a limited number of beds and today, FWMC, owned by Nexus Health, is an ever growing hospital in the Maryland healthcare system.

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About Fort Washington Medical Center
Fort Washington Medical Center (FWMC) is an acute care not-for-profit hospital located in Fort Washington, Maryland. FWMC, owned by Nexus Health Inc., provides 24-hour emergency medical care, laboratory services, general and outpatient surgery, diagnostic imaging, inpatient rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, and specialty services. For more information, visit
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Hear it from Our Patients

Jody Beard has suffered from knee pain for many years. Not anymore, thanks to knee replacement surgery through the Fort Washington Medical Center Joint Replacement Program.
This surgery has changed my life. I no longer lay on shopping carts for support or agonize when walking on concrete. After two knee replacements, now I am all over the place. I’m walking around the school where I work without pain. My granddaughter says I don’t walk like a penguin anymore. I have my surgeon and the FWMC staff to thank for that!
~ Jody Beard